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Natick, Massachusetts 


We, the Class of 1950 of the Natick High School, lovingly dedicate this, our senior 
yearbook, to Mr. Edward N. White, a teacher of science in the Natick High School 
since 1918. 

Mr. White served for twenty-five years as Head of the Science Department and until 
1927 was sub-master. From 1923 until the time of his retirement early in March he 
served as treasurer of the Natick High School Athletic Association. 

Loved and admired by students and faculty, his calm and pleasing manner will be 
sorely missed. 

We wish him many happy years in his retirement. 






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Parents, Teachers, and Friends: 

It is both a privilege and pleasure for me to welcome you to these Class Day 
Exercises. On behalf of the Class of 1950 I should like to thank you, our parents and 
you, our teachers who have been so kind and understanding. 

In a world that is changing as rapidly as ours it is a comfort to realize that the 
lessons taught in Natick High School can never be denied any American child. 

Let us leave our beloved Alma Mater, looking back on memories to the day we 
started our three years together, three very happy years, and looking forward to a 
place as good citizens of Natick and of America. 


^4ddteii of HJefc. 


We the Class of 1950 are assembled for the last time tonight. Tomorrow we must 
go out onto the highways and byways of life. We will be going into a world torn 
with strife and wasted by the ravages of warfare, famine, and unrest. We may, perhaps, 
make a place for ourselves in such a world— certainly we will all be laboring toward 
that end— but no place can possibly be found for a young man or woman who has not 
learned the lessons taught here. 

We feel that we have learned these lessons. Only time can tell how well we have 
mastered them, but we are sure that we will find many opportunities to make Natick 
and the world a better place for those who are to follow us. 



Shirley JCnt 

Our ~^llma Iff] ate r 

In school we build a strong foundation 
To be a credit to our home, our nation. 
'Midst the days just rolled by 
We learned this duty at Natick High. 

Now, out into the world we must go 
To search for the treasures God will bestow 
Upon us his coveted, hopeful children 
Wherever we travel, wherever we go. 

At Natick High we learned to distinguish 
Right from wrong, good from bad. 
Now we've come to the end of all 
The guidance and experience we have had. 

To our sorrow we now must leave. 

At this thought we silently grieve 

As we think of the hours we have spent 

In your wonderful rooms of joy and content. 

We'll remember the joys we have known 
As we go out on our own very soon. 
Our teachers and friends we will daily see. 
Oh, Alma Mater, we'll ne'er forget thee. 



"History is being made all the time, but we often fail to realize what is going on 
until some tremendous event forces us out of our lazy thinking and disturbs the smooth 
current of our living." This statement was made by an American historian, and can 
well be applied to the class of '50. Of course, our thinking hasn't been exactly lazy, 
nor has our current of life at Natick High been extra smooth; but the realization that 
graduation is here has made each and every one of us aware of the problems he is 
destined to face in the days of uncertainty lying ahead. 

After entering the door of Natick High on that fateful day in September of 1947, 
190 members of the class of '50 would have been completely lost were it not for those 
little Red and Blue handbooks issued by our homeroom teachers. And it really was a 
great help to have a safety-patroller ready to give aid when we thought Room 11 was 
on the third floor in the back, but found Miss O'Connell there instead of Mr. McManus. 
Why, St. Patrick's and Coolidge Junior High were nothing when compared to this 
maze of swinging doors, long flights of stairs, and unending locker-lined corridors. 

Our first Sophomore assembly cleared much of the haziness from our minds, however, 
as Mr. Maffeo carefully explained all the rules and regulations of the school. It seemed 
then as if we'd never be able to abide by all these laws, but by one accident and another, 
we found it wiser to do so. 

The greatest elation came in October of our first year, when class elections were held. 
Of the many candidates who sought election, the following were chosen: John Crisafulli, 
president; Albert Troia, vice-president; Virginia Morris, secretary; and Payson Dowst, 

Executive board elections were then held in our homerooms, and, together with the 
class officers, those elected planned the future events of the year for our class. All their 
plans, of course, would never have materialized had it not been for the kind assistance 
and wise counselling of our splendid class advisers, Mr. Carey and Miss Grimes. 

Our first dance was held on April 16, 1948, and it was almost as much fun to serve 
on one of the committees preparing it as it was to attend. With such a splendid start 
we knew we were going to greatly enjoy the rest of our days at Natick High. 

After spending a brief two months of freedom as far away as possible, we returned 
as Juniors in September of 1948 to the now-familiar halls of N.H.S., where our class 
elections were again held. This time our officers were: Donald Mathews, president; 
Payson Dowst, vice-president; Virginia Morris, secretary; and Mary Chala, treasurer. 

We welcomed two new members to the teaching staff— Mr. Xanthaky and Miss Chellis, 
both in the Commercial Department. The new students who became members of our 
Junior class were: Joanne Balboni, Vonda Havens, Beverly Ross, Jacqueline Ross, Bill 
Seeley, Marjorie Smythe, Geoffrey Talbot, Audrey Tilley, and Richard Trask. 

In March of '49, Ruth Baker, Carolyn Colburn, and Virginia Morris were elected to 
Girls' State at Bridgewater, while Charles Christie, Patsy Parrinello, and Fred Brenneman 
were chosen to attend Boys' State at Amherst. These organizations are sponsored each 
year by the American Legion Auxiliaries and give two or three junior boys and girls in 
each town in the state an opportunity to learn good government and good citizenship 
for a week or two during the summer. 

Five members of the class were elected to the Honor Society in their Junior year. 
They were: Ruth Baker, Carolyn Colburn, Patsy Parrinello, Sheila Spooner, and Betty 

The athletes of the class of '50 were quite well-known by this time. Charles Christie, 
John Crisafulli, Joe Kane, Wally Montgomery, Ted Piers, and Albert Troia were only 
a few of the boys who brought fame to our athletic teams. 

The captains for the following year's teams were chosen, and included: Joe Kane 
and Wally Montgomery, co-captains in football; Charles Christie, basketball; Ted Piers, 
track; Bob Cochran and Dick Murphy, hockey; and Al Troia, baseball. We had a very 
successful year in athletics, again defeating rival Framingham in the annual Turkey 
Day classic. 

The greatest event of the Junior year, the Junior Prom, was held on May 6, 1949 at 
the Coolidge Jr. High Auditorium. The dance was a great success, and was well-worth 
the time spent by the various committees. The music was furnished by John Lynch and 
his orchestra, and everyone agreed that it was one of the best proms ever held by 
Natick students. 

Our final officers to be elected were: Payson Dowst, president; Mitch Carroll, vice- 
president; Virginia Morris, secretary; and Mary Chala, treasurer. 

To our class we welcomed three new members— John Huwe, Mary Ventura, and 
Richard Wedge. Mr. Dietz, as head of the music department, was the only addition 
to the teaching staff. 

Football seemed to take the headlines this year, with a record of no defeats for Mr. 
Slamin's team. Such a fine display merited something out of the ordinary, a trip to 
Washington for all the boys on the teams. House to house soliciting raised sufficient 
funds to speed the heroes on their way during April vacation. Eight faculty members 
were appointed to accompany them, and the success of the tour was a credit to the school. 

Another event in honor of these athletes was the Football Dance held on December 
2, 1949. The team was then privileged to be the guests of the Rotary Club, at a 

banquet given in their favor. This year's record will surely go down in history. 

The hockey team' also blazed their way to victory, losing a battle for first place 
position in the Eastern Mass. League to Dedham High. 

All sports seemed to take an upward trend this year. 

Honor Society elections were held early in the year. Paul Buckley was chosen presi- 
dent; Geoffrey Talbot, vice-president; and Beverly Ross, secretary. 

On December 20th, Cochituate Motors presented N.H.S. with a dual-controlled Chev- 
rolet, through the Rotary Club. Classes in drivers' training were scheduled under the 
direction of Mr. Carey and Mr. Slamin. This was one of the big events of the year, 
and met with great success. 

Early in January, Ruth Baker was chosen to receive the D.A.R. Good Citizenship 
Award, and along with other nominees from various towns in Massachusetts, was feted 
by a banquet in the Copley Plaza in March. 

Graduation pictures then became the most important issue. The Vantine Studio 
set up a miniature studio on the stage of the auditorium. The results, on the whole, 
were very satisfactory, even if some of the seniors were penniless after the ordeal. 

In an Award Assembly held on March 9, 1950, the following boys received an award: 

Wally Montgomery „ Italian American Football Trophy 

Robert Cochran Ralph Howard, Jr. Hockey Trophy 

Joseph Kane William Hanagan Football Trophy 

Charles Sticka William Hanagan Football Trophy 

Charles Christie Leonard H. Foley, Jr. Basketball Trophy 

After much deliberation the Senior Play Reading Committee decided on "Melody 
Jones" as this year's presentation. Included in the cast were Joanne Fair, Lois Feldman, 
Mary Drew, Ann Joyce, Sheila Spooner, Shirley Kent, Bob Cochran, Jeff Talbot, Joe 
Rock, Patsy Parrinello, Anatol Furman, and Don Pacifici. They certainly gave us two 
commendable performances on April 13 and 14. Mrs. Helen Demeritt coached the play 
and Mr. Cronan was responsible for the attractive setting. The properties were assembled 
by Miss Shannon. 

The Class Party is to be held on June 7, and the Senior Reception this year will 
be sponsored by the Juniors. The name of the affair will be "The Juniors' Reception 
to the Seniors." The idea was a new one for students in Natick High but is certain to 
work out splendidly, especially for the Seniors. 

Now, as we are about to leave Natick High, we look back on all these happy events 
which have highlighted the years there, and hope with a sigh that the future will be 

as successful as the past has been. So farewell, students and teachers. We'll never RUTH BAKER 
forget you. 

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We, the Class of 1950, in the eyes of the towns- 
people of sound and sane mind and in perfect health, 
hereby, in the presence of our advisers, realizing 
that our high school careers are near an end, do de- 
clare this to be our last Will and Testament: 

To the juniors we leave our position as the "big 
wheels" of Natick High with the hope they will be 
able to roll along as well as we did. 

To the sopohomores we leave some of Mr. Marso's 
adrenalin tablets with strict orders that two tablets 
be taken each day in the hope that they will acquire 
some of our energy and ambition. 

To Mr. White we leave our best wishes for a 
speedy recovery and a happy retirement. 

To our advisers, Miss Grimes and Mr. Carey, we 
leave our heartfelt gratitude for the many hours they 
have spent in making our school years successful. 

To Mr. Quackenbush we bequeath an autographed 
photo of Cecil B. DeMille, with the hope he will 
some day make Hollywood. 

To Mr. Andrews we bequeath a supply of canes 
to assist his pupils in "taking a walk." 

To Miss Wildbur we leave a course with Arthur 
Murray so that she can dance while we type to 

To Mrs. DeMeritt we leave a crop of budding 
young actors and actresses who will bring forth an- 
other outstanding play. 

To Mr. Gardner we leave a sound-proof room so 
that he can shout without being heard across the hall. 

To Miss Rafferty we leave an all-expense tour to 
Communist Russia, or China that she may bring them 
her views on democracy. 

To Mr. Maffeo we leave a group of talented juniors 
and an energetic repairman. 

To Mr. Slamin we leave a great football team for 
next year. 

To Mr. McManus we leave a fool-proof vault in 
which he may keep his athletic equipment and his 
keys safely. 

Certain seniors leave their superb talents to cer- 
tain underclassmen with the hope of seeing great 
things performed in all class rooms: 

We, Wallace Montgomery and Joseph Kane leave 
our captaincy in football to Charles Sticka and Robert 
Montagna on the condition that they keep the rec- 
ord untarnished. 

We, Robert Cochran, and Richard Murphy be- 
queath our hockey captaincy to Thomas Curley and 
Charles Tutuny. Good luck, fellows. 


I, Charles Christie, leave my basketball captaincy 
to Richard Zanibone and Michael Gianetti. 

I, Albert Troia, leave the title of "best all around" 
to Malcolm Carey. 

I, Payson Dowst, leave my ability to make long- 
winded speeches to Robert Howe. 

We, Lois Feldman, Colette Powers and Joanne Fair 
leave our ability to please everyone to Lois Blandin, 
Cynthia Casali and Joan Doheny. 

I, Robert Goodall, leave my excellent report card 
to George Kantarges. 

We, the Rock brothers leave to the Higgins broth- 
ers the ability and technique of confusing the teach- 
ers (except in Room 33). 

We, Roland Taylor, and Ted Porcella leave our 
reputations as the "fugitive fishermen" of Natick 
High to Danny Bache and David Porter. 

I, Robert Klein, leave my way of asking senseless 
questions out of the blue to Robert Augustini. 

I, Audrey Schmidt, leave my neat ways and pleas- 
ing smile to Helen Grogan. 

I, William Linane, bequeath the title of the most 
absent-minded to Ronald Flynn. 

I, Therese Burbey, leave my flirtatious ways to 
Beverly Smyth. 

We, Andy ( Gump ) Lane and Dave Condon leave 
an ample supply of waste baskets to Miss Shannon 
to hold the gum she collects in a year. 

I, Ray Ames, leave my hard-working ways to 
Freddy Goodall. 

I, Patsy Parrinello, leave my outstanding musical 
ability to my brother, Salvy. 

We, Scotty Heckendorn and Myles O'Reilly leave 
our title of "the most sought after by the opposite 
sex" to Paul Eno and Richard Green. 

I, Shirley Kent, leave my secretarial ability to my 
sister, Carol. 

We, James Belmore and Bunny Mason leave our 
loving ways to Thomas (Spit) Evans and a certain 

I, Donald Pacifici, leave my ability on the dance 
floor to any ambitious underclassman. 

We, Mitch Carroll, Ralph Vangel, Ted Checani, 
Mary Chala, and William Efthim, bequeath our taste 
for corned beef and cabbage, or in other words 
(meash me larkia) to Charlie (Kocho Sandas ) 
Sticka, Charles (Pandy) Tutuny, Steve, the Kid, Zic- 
ko and Gloria Peters. 

We, the Senior Class, will and bequeath the re- 
mains of our estate to the Student Council to be 
used as they see fit. 

In witness whereof we hereunto set our hand and 
seal on this eighth day of June, 1950. 


Witnessed by: 



We had left New York the night after the final performance of our lavish musical 
production, "North Atlantic", which had a stupendous run of 1,276 performances. We, 
as its producers, had profitted greatly from this record-breaking run. Incidentally, our 
stars were none other than Albert Troia and June Lee. Right now we were on the 
train bound for Boston, and from there we were to continue on to our hometown for 
a much-needed vacation. 

Arriving at Boston we decided we had time to stop in for a quick show at one of 
the local theatres. The star of the show was an old schoolmate, Lois Feldman. Co-featured 
with her was that great comedian, Joe Rock. 

As we sat in our front row seats and took out our opera glasses, we were surprised 
to hear the familiar voice of our old friend, Jim Beyer, yelling, "Fresh fruit orangeade!" 

After the show we made our way to the South Station and boarded a train for 
Natick. We found that the conductor on the train was another buddy of ours, Jim 
Hanna. Also on the train were Franny Colcord, Lorraine Harlow, Joan Huwe, Anne 
Crowe, and Anna Belcher, who were all returning from night school. 

Pulling in at the station in Natick, we noticed that a large crowd was awaiting us. 
The Natick High School Band, under the direction of Arthur Ellis, was playing a 
medley of tunes from our hit show. 

We stepped off the train, and as we did, a terrific blast seemed to shake the earth. 
As our senses left us, we heard Philip Russell, the famous nuclear scientist shout, 
"Egads, a hydrogen-bomb! " 

We were engulfed by a purple vapor. Slowly we seemed to sink deeper and deeper 
into the fog. After a while the mist seemed to dissolve and as we recovered conscious- 
ness we perceived about us a vast expanse of cactus-covered desert. 

Suddenly we realized that we were dressed in the garb of the old West. We saw a 
narrow trail on our right leading over a hill. Before us was a signpost with the words: 


"Tombstone, Arizona— 1 mile." We hitched up our gun belts and started on our trip 
toward Tombstone. We had covered about a hundred yards when we saw two shabby- 
bearded men leading a burro and being followed by two Indians. Upon closer inspection 
we discovered that they were Clem Mallar and Eddie Lalonde, who informed us that 
they were prospecting for gold with the aid of their Indian guide, John Detore, and 
John's bride, Mary Ventura. 

After exchanging greetings, we continued on our way to town. As we approached 
the outskirts, we met Gordon Densmore with a divining rod, hunting for a well out- 
side his shack. He invited us in to have breakfast. Inside the shack we found his 
partners, Waldo Woods and Albert Ames, frying bacon over a hot stove. 

After a little snack, we departed and ambled into the center of town. There we 
noticed John Sullivan rolling up the curtains in, his barber shop and getting ready for 
business. There was already a line outside the shop, and among the bearded men, 
we spotted Ray Beslile, Jerry Torrao, Teddy Checani, and Jim Belmore. Passing on 
we stopped in front of the general store and postoffice. Through the window we saw 
the storekeeper, John Manning, and the postmaster, Arthur Chaulk. We next passed 
the open blacksmith shop where we saw Teddy Porcella and his apprentice, John 
Crisafulli, hard at work, shoeing horses. "Doc" Dick Murphy was also at work extract- 
ing teeth from one of the horses. 

Further on down the street, we saw a crowd gathered around a travelling tinware 
salesman. We discovered that it was Harold Gassett who was barking his wares from 
the back of his wagon with his assistant, Charlie Emmanuelli, helping out by enter- 
taining the crowd on his harp. While Charlie played his harp, Ray Flynn circulated 
through the crowd selling Dr. Charlie Slamin's Wart Remover. Among the eager 
buyers were some local housewives— Alberta Parsons, Grace Topham, Zaira Pedini, 
Jackie Ross, and Franny Manericho. 


Moving on, we came to the entrance of Mary Horan's Hotel. Sitting on the bench 
outside the door were the old timers of the town, chewing tobacco and whittling. 
We recognized Harry Bell, Wally Montgomery, Dick Ward, and Bob Maloon among 
them. As we entered the hotel, we were greeted by the mayor of the town, the one 
and only, Jack Adams!! We received the key to our room from Mary, and the maid, 
Jean Goss, showed us to our room. 

After resting and brushing the dust off our boots, we went downstairs into the 
dining room, run by Doris Dukes and Mary Jane Boudreau. The waitress, Janice Green- 
leaf, took our order and informed us that the cooks were old friends of ours; namely, 
Jackie Ennis and Joanne Balboni. We enjoyed a delicious steak dinner and left a large 
tip for the busboy, Fran Scagnelli. 

Once we were outside we decided to go to the bank, in order to cash a check. 
As we crossed the street, we ran into Jane and Joan Hughes (and we still couldn't 
tell which twin had the Toni) t Mary Drew, Carolyn Colburn, and Jackie Thibeault, 
who told us that they were living at a ranch in the Indian country at South Tombstone. 
They were in town buying supplies, and they had left the ranch under the supervision 
of their foreman, Fred Tompkins and his hired hands, Tommy Bache, Bob Klein, and 
Teddy Piers. As we were talking we were interrupted by the clatter of a covered 
wagon, driven by a couple of homesteaders, Andy Lane and Audrey Schmidt. 

We bid our friends good-bye and continued on to the bank. At the door of the 
bank we met Geoff Talbot, who was polishing the brass knob on the door. He told 
us that the tellers in the bank were Don Pacifici and Eddie Fannon, and' that the 
president was the well-to-do Stan Lupien. As we were about to step inside, we were 
pushed aside by three rough-looking cowboys— Fred Brenneman, Dick Rock, and Joe 
Kane. They went through the door, and before we could enter we heard the sounds 
of gunfire. Evidently it was a robbery. The boys quickly brushed past us again, carrying 



sacks heavily laden with silver. They ran to their horses, and their accomplice, Bob 
Goodall, helped them to mount up. The bank guard, "Boots" Hedderig, rushed through 
the door with a double-barrel shotgun. He fired twice, but missed. We drew out 
trusty .44's and filled the air with lead, but they were out of our range. 

Soon it was once more quiet and serene and we decided to walk around town. 
A little way down the street we stopped in front of the town's millinery shop, run 
by Joan DeFlumere and Sylvia Syrbick. Inside were a few customers, wives of ranchers 
and farmers— Ann Joyce, Dianne Hanna, Patty Maybee, and Dolores Luyties. 

Just then the stagecoach pulled into town, and up on the box were the driver, Dick 
Wedge, and his shotgun guard, Bill Seeley. Out of the coach stepped two rich easterners, 
Mary Chala and Betty Scholl. They were followed by a traveling troupe of actors. 
Among them were Joanne Fair, Audrey Tilley, Joanne Hladick, Ray Ames, and Dave 
Condon. We learned that their play was going to star "Joe White and the Seven 
Dwarfs." After promising our Thespian friends that we would look in on their first 
performance a week hence, we started back across the street to our hotel. 

A commotion at the other end of town attracted our attention. What appeared 
at first to be a parade was actually a procession of Indians. At its head walked Chief 
Young Bull Heckendorn in full tribal regalia, and followed by his thirteen squaws. 
Strolling at the rear was his chief advisor and head medicine man, Anatol Furman. 
Through the swinging doors of a building to our left, strolled Judge Roger Gardner. 
Chief Young Bull promptly displayed his peace pipe and passed it around. One of the 
townspeople, Ruth Potter, informed us that the Indians had come to negotiate a peace 
treaty with the Great White Father, General Ulysses C. Christie. 

After the completion of the pact, the Indians returned to their village. Out of the 
crowd stepped the village parson, the Reverend Tommy Tannar, and his wife, the 
former Marjorie Smythe. As soon as they recognized us they extended an invitation 


for us to look in at the choir rehearsal at the village church. There we noticed Shirley 
Kent seated at the organ. Among those in the choir were Barbara Larson, Nancy 
Abrahams, Lois Capen, and Barbara Cella. Singing a solo was the West's best soprano, 
Joyce Jenkins. 

The Parson then took us into the parish house, where the Ladies' Wednesday After- 
noon Sewing Circle were having a meeting. Among the ladies present were Evelyn 
Fitzpatrick, Barbara Fortini, Norma Hewitt, Vonda Mae Havens, Janet McKeon, and 
Franny Mailhoit., 

We bid adieu to the Parson and his wife and went back onto Main Street. The 
melancholy sounds of the traveling troubadour, Bob Cochran, greeted us. Suddenly we 
heard a burst of gunfire. Turning around we saw that it was just "Annie Oakley" 
Robinson, practicing her sharpshooting on her chum, Carol Sheehan, who stood fifty 
feet away with an apple on her head, and hummed the "William Tell Overture." Off 
in the distance we heard someone crying, "Hi-yo, Silver!," and shortly afterward "Billy 
the Kid" Efthim came riding likity-split through town heading for the Mexican border. 
Close on his heels rode a masked rider on a great white stallion. His ringing tones 
told us that it could be none other than our old pal, "Deadeye Dick Montvitt." 

A little later a wagon carrying grey-clad young ladies came into town from the 
same direction. They turned out to be a group of nurses back from active duty in the 
nursing corps of the Confederate Army. They were Phyllis Dionne, Jean McGowan, 
Nancy Main, Betty Tetreault, and Antoinette Arthur. They passed us and continued 
on toward the hotel. 

We followed them. Reaching Mary's Place, we entered, cleaned up, and went into 
the dining room for supper. Eating across from us was one of the richest men in 
town, a real Western aristocrat, the fabulous Paul Beswick. He was chatting with one 
of the local farmers, Freeman Good. Freeman was pleading with him not to foreclose 


on his farm. Freeman's attorney, Bob Johnson, said he'd fight Paul to the bitter end. 

After a delicious supper we headed for the main door. We brushed by a couple of 
men with carpet bags, whom we discovered were Albanian immigrants. They were 
Ralph Vangel and Mitch Carroll. 

After exchanging greetings, we meandered down the street. We heard the tinkle 
of a back-room piano, and noticed that it came from beyond the swinging doors of 
an edifice to our left. We ventured through the afore-mentioned doors and beheld 
a strange, disorderly sight. Before us was a scene we had seen in many a movie. 

Looking over the crowd, we noticed that they were all paying close attention to a 
torrid, love song, being sung by the Tombstone Torch, Ruthie Barber. She was ac- 
companied by that noted ivory-tickler, Jack Green. When the din of applause had 
died down, we hailed one of the waiters, George Howard, who showed us to a table. 
Seated next to us were a group of card players, who were having a wild game of 
canasta. They were Roy Carlson, "Red Ed" Doheny, Dinny Mathews, and "Bub" Trask. 

Soon "Diamond Gin" Morris, the proprietess of this remarkable establishment, wel- 
comed us and signaled one of the waitresses, Theresa Burbey, to take our orders. In 
no time she was back with a trayful of glasses. After drinking our sasparilla, we sat back 
and relaxed, and watched the card game. In a short while a young gypsy, Denise McGrath, 
came to our table and offered to tell our fortunes. We accepted her offer, and during 
her prophecy she said that we were in great danger. Giving little heed to this unlikely 
turn of events, we paid her and sat back to enjoy the oncoming floor show. A three- 
piece orchestra, led by Pete Nelson at the drums, played the overture, and soon a 
group of dancing girls appeared on the stage to the accompaniment of thundrous 
applause. They turned out to be Collette Powers, Joyce Howe, Cynthia Williams, Maddy 
Garvey, Marilyn Pacifici, and Helen Alcock. They were warmly received by an en- 
thusiastic audience. 


Just then a commotion at the bar attracted our attention. It seems that some one 
had had a little too much to drink and was being evicted by the bouncer, Joe San 
Clementi. No sooner had he carried out his duties than Sheriff Will Linane and his 
deputy, Roland Taylor, came through the swinging doors and announced the capture 
of the bank robbers. He informed the crowd that they were the same gang which 
had performed the famous Brink robbery in 1950. 

Sheriff Will left for the jail and "Diamond Gin" promptly offered the drinks on the 
house. Before the drinks could be set up, however, the appearance of three women halted 
the rush toward the bar. The leader, Ruth Baker, scolded the men for their distasteful be- 
havior. Agreeing with her were her two associates, Beverly Ross and Sheila Spooner, who 
then proceeded to break up the bar with hatchets that they carried in their purses. Their 
performance stunned the crowd who all remained stationary while the three leading 
members of the "Carrie Nation Society" carried out their commendable deed. They 
then quickly filed outside, taking the swinging doors off their hinges as they went. 

Suddenly the crowd came to life and started to repair the damage. Shortly there- 
after a trim-clad figure entered the barroom and apprehended us at the point of a .38. 
It was the notorious "Clamity Joan" Grover. We decided that she held no particular 
fondness for us, since she filled the air with a volley of shots. 

Once again our senses left us. We were engulfed by a purple vapor. Slowly we seemed 
to sink deeper and deeper into the fog. After a while the mist dissolved and as we 
recovered consciousness, we realized that we were back in Natick in the year I960. It 
had all been a horrible nightmare! 


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Front Row: R. Baker, V. Morris, P. Buckley, B. Ross. G. Talbot, B. Tetreault, D. Hanna, J. Howe. 
Second Row: Miss Young, D. Grady, J. Hughes. C. Colburn, S. Spooner, G. Emanuelli, S. Kent, 
W. Efthim. Back Row: C. Christie, P. Parrinello, T. Carney. J. San Clementi, I. Enstrom, S. Lupien, 
P. Dowst, M. Carroll. 


President ....... Paul Buckley 

Vice-President ...... Geoffrey Talbot 

Secretary ....... Beverly Ross 

The Natick Chapter of the National Honor Society was organized in December for 
1949-1950. Five senior members had been elected in their junior year and the rest were 
admitted in December and March of the present school year. 

Membership certificates were presented at the induction ceremony in May. Pins 
baring the National Honor Society emblem were the gift of the members of the school 
committee and were presented at graduation. 

In June the Rotary Club entertained the members of the Honor Society at luncheon. 
Senior Members: Ruth Baker, Paul Buckley, Carolyn Colburn, Payson Dowst, Shirley 
Kent, Virginia Morris, Patsy Parrinello, Beverly Ross, Sheila Spooner, Geoffrey Talbot, 
Betty Tetreault, Charles Christie, Joyce Howe, Stanyan Lupien, Mitchell Carroll, Diane 
Hanna, Lois Feldman, Jane Hughes, William Efthim and Joseph SanClementi. Junior 
Members: Ivan Enstrom, Thomas Carney, Gloria Emanuelli and Donald Grady. 

Paul Buckley 

The Safety Patrol undertook its duties early in September with William Efthim as 
President and Carolyn Colburn as Secretary-Treasurer. The Commissioners for the year 
have been Virginia Morris, Mary Chala, Raymond Ames, Stanyan Lupien, and John 

Under the guidance of faculty adviser, Mr. Andrews, the Safety Patrol has performed 
its duties for the benefit of the student body. 

As a result of the revised by-laws of the patrol, the Faculty Executive Committee will 
elect patrolers for the forthcoming year. Those students who desire to serve on the 
Safety Patrol submit their names to the committee to be voted upon early in May. 

Safety Commissioner 



Front Row: M. Morgan, R. Baker, M. Tompkins, L. Feldman, H. Grogan, C. Christie, president, 
A. Schmidt, V. Morris, L. Blandin, P. Powell, M. Chala. Second Row: Miss Rafferty, adviser, 
A. Sheehan, M. Fahey, C. Bassett, D. Grady, P. Dowst, J. Manning, R. Montagna, W. Efthim, S. 
Parrinello, N. Kane, I. Tutuny, B. Graham. Third Row: P. Lane, R. Zanibone, A. Troia, J. Indeli- 
cate R. Rice, T. Carney, R. Valle, B. Marshall, R. Ellis, N. Feldman. 

The Student Council of Natick High School is the student- 
governing body. 

Each year new officers are elected and this year Charles Christie 
was elected president of the Student Council and Audrey Schmidt, 
as secretary. 

The -Council has solved many major and minor school prob- 
lems during the school year. In one major problem the Student 
Council received the complete co-operation of the student body. 

In addition to this the Student Council has sponsored the 
annual "Football Dance," a "Welcome Sophomore Dance," ap- 
proved the Sassamon Staff, conducted various drives throughout 
the school year, and has sent delegates to conventions. Twenty- 
three members attended the State Convention at Watertown. 

Every student is free at all times to present any difficulty 
through a member for discussion and action by the Council. 

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Front Row: A. Sauro, G. Branagan, I. Tutuny, S. Kent, R. Baker, M. Tompkins, J. Fair, L. Feldman 
H. Grogan, V. Morris, L. Blandin, J. Hladick, C. Sheehan, S. Syrbick, J. Chilson. Second Row 
J. Fitzpatrick, S. Luyties, C. Eldridge, D. Luyties, G. Emanuelli, J. McGowan, R. Barber, B. Cella 
C. Anderson, N. Blom, C. Antinori, A. Schmidt, B. Fortini. Third Row: P. Dowst, J. White, J 
Jenkins, A. Quitt, C. Kent, E. Whiteford, B. Tetreault, B. Ross, J. DeConza, P. Ross, E. Fannon 
J. Murphy. Back Row: J. Nelson, R. Flynn, R. Valle, J. Urquhart, A. Chaulk, G. Talbot, R. Higgins 
A. Fisher, D. Pacifici, W. Efthim. 

This year the Sassamon appeared in an entirely new "dress." A very attractive frontis- 
piece and new column heads were designed and used for the first time. 

We had the misfortune to lose our very energetic business manager, John Urquhart, 
who left us in February to attend school in Dallas, Texas. Robert Higgins, his successor, 
has done an admirable job. 

We were again the recipient of a prize in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association 
Contest held in New York in March. 

Ruth Baker and her staff have worked diligently to give us an excellent paper. They 
have attended conferences arranged by the Boston Globe and the New England Press 
Association sponsored by Boston University. Many practical ideas have been put into 
practice as the result of these conferences. 


S. Lupien, R. Trask, A. Chaulk, E. LaLonde, 
G. Howard, J. Adam. H. Bell, A. Ames, F. 



Tonight, we the class of 1950 are gathered together 
for the last time before we leave Natick High School. 
Let us pause and consider the past three years and 
contemplate the years that lie ahead. 

Education is the biggest and most important busi- 
ness in America. All of our wealth, natural resources 
and military defenses will be of no avail unless we 
are physically, intelligently, and spiritually well 
grounded. Only by proper education can we build a 
firm foundation that will protect our liberty. 

We are deeply gratful to our parents and teachers 
who have shown us the well of wisdom and knowl- 
edge and guided us through our important forma- 
tive years. 

At last we must say good-bye to our carefree days 
of proms and football games and face our responsi- 
bilities in the world. Some of us will go on to college 
and universities; others will immediately seek suc- 
cess in the field of business. 

What of the future that we are about to face? Is 
it so cruel and cold and heartless as some of our 
elders point out, or is there hope for peace and 
security in our time? During these days of fear,— 
fear of the "Iron Curtain," fear of the "Cold War," 
and fear of the "A"-Bomb, what are the chances of 
survival for us? Is there any hope for a free world 
or will the coming "H"-Bomb be the fiery finish for 
us all? 

Among our statesmen and newspapermen, gloom, 
confusion, and disillusionment seem to be everywhere. 
Now with the "H"-Bomb, mass extermination of 
whole populations may be possible; and fear of Russia 
and the "Red Menace" is certainly a threat to us all. 

But let's get some things straight: Russia stole the 
secret of the "A"-Bomb from us. Our democratic 
genius and industry developed and produced the 
bomb, not communistic enslavement. 

Our tremendous free productive enterprise was the 
vast reservoir of weapons and material that enabled 
the beaten, battered Russians to drive back the Ger- 
mans during the last war. 

Democracy and democratic production are today 
rebuilding the world through our generous donations 
of food and money and machinery. 

It seems to me that everyone is afraid-afraid of 
the future, afraid of the Russians, afraid of the bomb; 
but this same fear can be the greatest creative force 
in the world today. Past experience has shown that 
the world has always risen to meet every crisis. Fear 
—that insidious monster that now engulfs mankind 
has always brought about the progress which we 
sometimes take for granted. The Magna Carta, the 
Reformation, the French Revolution, and the Indus- 
trial Revolution all posed problems that seemed in- 
surmountable and struck fear into the hearts of men; 
yet this very fear was the motivating force that drove 
men to the compromise and conciliation that spelled 
progress and survival. 

Though fear may once again be vital in saving the 
world from chaos, let us hope and pray that faith 
and understanding will prevail; that through educa- 
tion we may possess the wisdom to find the true 
path to universal peace. 

Now, as we say farewell to Natick High, let us 
resolve to keep alive in our hearts the lessons we 
have learned in "Good Citizenship." Let us cease- 
lessly strive to maintain our great American ideals. 
In our daily living let us heed these words: 
"So many Gods, 
So many Creeds, 

So many paths that wind and wind, 
When just the art of being kind, 
Is all this sad world needs!" 
For this is the American way of life! 



^Jlte lenity Obiiaation 

A high school graduation is commonly thought of as representing the breaking up of 
a group, the divergence of the members of the class into different walks of life. The 
graduates are seen leaving the school and all its associations which have become so 
familiar, and entering a world of endless variety, of effort and conflict. In another and 
deeper sense, however, this commencement time, when we face new and greater 
responsibilities, marks the beginning of a new and significant unity. 

This is the unity of an obligation which falls upon all of us as we turn from childhood 
to new places in the world, whether in gainful employment or in further formal educa- 
tion. The obligation, which is the same in both cases, is to a way of life, the way of life 
to which this country is dedicated; where no man bows to another and where class 
distinctions have been removed; where a man is honored for what he is and may expect 
the just reward of his work; where a man respects his neighbor and is respected by him. 
Here a man may live where he chooses, do the work he enjoys most, be himself. This 
is the way of life to which we owe allegiance. This we must strive to defend, to improve, 
to bring even closer to the ideal of accomplishment. This is our obligation and in this 
we are united. 

It is not unnatural that many paths may lead to the same destination. People differ 
in their ambitions, in their tastes and abilities. In this land they are free to differ, as 
they are free to express themselves, or to worship God as they choose. We thrive on 
variety and call it the spice of life. The work we do need not exclude us from other 
interests, nor from participation in other duties and enjoyments. City people may share 
the pleasures and beauties of the country, and country people the opportunities and 
conveniences of the city. The student who goes on to college may seem to be entering 
a life far different from that of a classmate going into business or industry, but the 
difference may be more apparent than real. The college man no longer sets himself apart 
in his world of books, protected from life's problems, for he learns, among other things, 
to see and interpret what is going on in the world. He may some day become a minister, 
a lawyer, or a doctor, in intimate contact with the fundamental problems of life. 

On the other hand, the man who goes from high school to a job need not be separated 
from intellectual activity. He has every facility for reading and study and may carry his 
education as far as he chooses in his own fields of interest. He may achieve a great 
career in business or public life. The distinction very often made between a man of 
books and a man of action is not usually valid; there is no need for the separation of 


^Jlte Unity Obfiaation 

In the fulfilment of our great obligation, we need only bear in mind the goal we seek, 
and the means of achieving it will suggest themselves. No noble end was ever reached 
by ignoble means. We must attach ourselves and devote ourselves to the principles which 
distinguish and represent the way of life which we are trying to attain. Our united suc- 
cess in meeting our major obligations will be measured by the faithful discharge of the 
minor ones as they arise, day by day. Neighborliness, industry, integrity, loyality,— these 
simple virtues may be the means of our success. Let us have also a sense of perspective 
so that we may see through superficial details and grasp the basic truths, and a sense 
of values so that we may read critically and be able to measure the true worth of people, 
and of what they do or make or say. 

Schools were established to prepare us for these responsibilities; to develop in us the 
capacity to meet our obligations wherever we go, whatever we do,— whatever the color 
of our skin or the nationality of our ancestors. To be able to face these duties will bring 
us satisfaction and a sense of having done something, and make life richer and fuller. 
We shall then have fulfilled our obligation to ourselves, our country, and our religion. 
We shall have justified really the school we are now leaving but which we cannot forget. 

Now this pleasant and friendly unity of our class, in the happy atmosphere of a small 
and familiar school, seems to be dissolving as we go our various ways. If we look closer 
we may see it merging into the greater unity of obligation which the future imposes 
upon us, for which we hope we are prepared, and which we shall face 
"strong in will 
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." 



Our class president, Payson is one of the best known and best liked members of the class. 
He was elected to the presidency without the aid of being outstanding in athletics. Payson is 
greatly interested in his studies, works hard, and plans to continue the study of Botany, 
which field he wishes to enter, at Bowdoin College. The entire class wishes him the best 
of luck and great success in his undertaking. 

Baseball Manager 2,3,4; Basketball Manager 2,3,4; Class Officer, Treasurer 2, Vice 
President 3, President 4; Class Executive Board 2,3,4; Junior Christmas Play 3; Usher at 
Framingham Game 4; Publicity Committee, Junior Prom 3; Publicity Committee, Senior 
Class Play 4; Usher, Career Day 2; Class Prophecy 4. 

Vice President 

Our V. P. is an able boy; 

With our class funds he did not toy. 

He never once got in a mess, 

So we all wish him much success. 

Safety Patrol 4; Honor Society 4; Basketball 2,3; Track 3,4; Class Officer 4; Executive 
Board 3,4; Usher at Class Day and Graduation 3; Usher at Junior Prom 3; State Meet, 
Medalist 4; Usher at Natick-Framingham Game 4; Alternate Representative at Boys' State 3; 
New England Invitation Meet Medalist 4; Greater Boston Interscholastic Meet Medalist 3; 
On-to- Washington Collector 4; Usher at Senior Play 4. 


A great sense of humor plus a heap of personality makes up our unforgettable "Ginny." 
Her vivaciousness and intelligence have led to her success as Class Secretary for three years. 
"Ginny" can be found either buzzing around the corridors or working at Donahoe's. Her 
destination after high school is unknown, but we know that whatever she undertakes, she 
will come through with flying colors. Lots of luck, Ginny. 

Safety Patrol 2,3,4; Glee Club 2; Honor Society 4; Sassamon Board 2,3,4; Student Coun- 
cil 3,4; Girls' State, Decoration Committee for Junior Prom, Class Secretary 2,3,4; Executive 
Board 2,3,4; Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance; Receiving Line at Junior Prom 
and Senior Reception. 


Mary, with her ever-ready smile and dark flashing eyes, is one of the outstanding members 
of our class. She certainly has proved her popularity by being Class Treasurer for two suc- 
cessive years. Mary has not decided if she will go on to school, or go to work. No matter 
which road she takes we wish her the best in her future plans. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3; Baseball 2,3; Basketball 2,3; Safety Patrol 3,4; Student Council 3,4; 
Executive Board 2,3,4; Decoration Committee for Junior Prom 3; Property Committee for 
Senior Play 4; Committee for Sophomore Hop 2. 


"Nan" is the shy, demure type, but, nevertheless, she is not so silent that she is not 
heard. She is very efficient when it comes to typing, and is always willing to lend a 
helping hand both in special work and to her fellow classmates. Whatever she does 
is done well, and whatever vocation she chooses will prove a success. 

Band 2,3; Librarian in Band 3. 


Our "visual-aids" man, John, is ever on the go setting up and taking down equipment. 
It will be hard to find a successor who will prove as efficient. 

Band 2,3,4; Visual Aids Operator 2,3,4; Junior Christmas Play 3; Sassamon Ads 
2; Decorating Committee Sophomore Hop 2; Band Manager 4; Registrar Class 
Elections 4. 

Helen is one of our athletic 
and energy. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3,4. 

iris, always ready and willing to give of her time 


"Al," as his friends know him, is noted especially for his sharp ties and snappy blue 
convertible. He has a keen wit and a pleasant personality. "Al" is well-liked by his 
friends. He is very agreeable to almost everything. He works after school for his uncle. 

Art Committee Year Book 4. 


Ray left us for a while to try the hills of New Hampshire. We are glad to report he 
soon returned to N.H.S. Another of our track stars, his winning smile caotivates the 
heart of all, but especially those of the fair sex. 

Baseball 4; Hockey 2,3,4; Track 2,3,4; Safety Patrol 3,4; Sassamon Board 4; Usher 
at Natick-Framingham Game; Usher at Graduation 3; Sports Night 3; Sassamon 
Sports Reporter; Medal Winner State Meet 3; Medal Winner N.E.A.A.U. Meet 4, 
Medal Winner State Meet 4; Sports Night 4; Jacket Fund; On To Washington Fund. 



Small, shy, with a bewitching smile Antoinette is loved and admired by all. One of 
our most willing workers in the Commercial Department she has proved herself 
courteous and efficient on every occasion. 

Girls' Athletics 2; Chairman of Yearbook Typing Committee 4; Usher, Senior Play. 


Tommy is one of our willing workers who has made posters, scenery, decorations and 
sets for dramatic productions, class activities and classrooms. The size of a job never 
worries him. Good luck, Tommy. 

Baseball 4; Football 4; Track 3; Yearbook Committee 4; Senior Play Scenery 
Committee 4; Junior Prom Decorating Committee 3; Decorating Committee for 
Dances 2,3,4; Driver Education Program 4; Poster Committee 4; On-to- Washington 
Solicitor 4. 


A well-liked girl, who gives her all 
To every job, both large and small. 
Ruth's very smart yet modest, too; 
And to her friends, she's always true. 

Girls' Athletics 2; Safety Patrol 4; Glee Club 2,3,4; Honor Society 3,4; Sassamon 
Staff 3,4; Sassamon Board 2,3,4; Student Council 2,4; Senior Executive Board 4; 
Chairman Yearbook Committee 4; Editor-in-Chief Sassamon and Yearbook 4; Class 
History 4; Girls' State 3; Junior Christmas Play 3; Vice-President of G.A.L. 3; Special 
Chorus 2,3,4; N.E. Music Festival 2,3,4; D.A.R. Good Citizenship Award 4. 


Although one of the quieter members of our class, she is a welcome addition to any 
gathering. Joanne is a member of those hallowed halls on the second floor, the Com- 
mercial Department, and she plans to work in an office after graduation. Best of 
luck to you Joanne. 

Property Committee for Senior Play 4; Librarian 3. 


Charm and talent can well describe Ruth. Her beautiful soprano voice has won her 
recognition on the stage and her untiring charm have won her recognition with the 
opposite sex. Besides her singing, Ruth's outmost joy in life is a fellow named Buddy. 
It looks as though Lasalle Junior College is Ruth's destination next year and we wish 
her all the luck in the world. 

Girls' Athletics 2; Glee Club 2,3,4; Sassamon Board 2,3,4; Decorating Committee 
for Football Dance 2,3; Decorating Committee for Sassamon Dance 3; Decorating 
Committee for Music Dance 3; New England Music Festival 4; Double Quartet 2,3,4; 
Entertainment Committee Christmas Dance 4; Literary Committee for Yearbook 4; 
On-to- Washington Collector 4; State Music Festival 2; Usher for opening of the new 
Lincoln School; Soloist at Senior Play 3,4. 



Anna is one of our efficient commercial seniors who is always on hand to help in an 
emergency. She took an active part in typing for the Yearbook and has done a com- 
mendable job. 

Yearbook Typing Committee 4. 


One of the quieter members of our class, Ray does good work, takes part in sports, 
has many friends and maintains a pleasant and agreeable personality. He is particu- 
larly interested in modern languages, which he hopes some day to put to use in the 
field of aviation. Ray has a good-natured aspect which makes him easy to get along 
with and well liked. 

Track 2,3,4. 


Harry is one of the quieter members of our class. His outside interests seem to be 
chiefly of a mechanical nature. A good sport, Harry is well liked by everyone. 

Safety Patrol 3; Audio Visual 3,4. 


"Sy" may be known as "Casanova" someday after the experience he has gathered in 
the classes with the majority being a bevy of gorgeous Natick girls. He may find him- 
self lonesome for some masculine company, but plenty of fellows envy him. We know 
in the future you'll be able to look his name up in "Who's Who" describing him as 
a successful businessman. 

Football 2; Safety Patrol 4; Usher at Graduation 3; Senior Dance 1949 Class 3; 
Ticket Committee for Dance 2; Usher at Framingham Game 4; Collector in On-to- 
Washington Drive 4. 


"Besy" has never been accused of being shy and because of this many a classroom has 
rocked with laughter at some of the antics of our curly-haired "Milton Berle." His 
major desire in life seems to be that of a grease monkey in some garage. But whether 
he chooses to do work of a mechanical nature or not, Paul is certain to make good. 

Senior Play Scenery Committee 4; Yearbook Committee 4; Junior Christmas Play 3; 
Usher at Framingham Game 4. 



Jimmy can always be counted on to be "the life of the party." He is a member of 
our Basketball squad and track team; is adept at class work; secures friends with ease; 
possesses a great sense of humor. With so many facets to his character, Jimmy should 
become one of our country's great politicians. 

Basketball 2,3; Track 2; Usher Framingham-Natick Game. 


Mary Jane's snappy black eyes and pleasant smile have endeared her to all. She has 
been active in girls' athletics and in all class activities. 

Volley Ball 2; Badminton 3; Girls' Athletics 2; Usher for Senior Play 4; Counter 
at Elections 2,4; Typing Committee for Sassamon 3. 


So strong and manly, the he-man type, 
Big Fred's a boy who'll never gripe. 
He gets along with one and all 
Whether in his classes or playing football. 

Baseball 2; Basketball 2; Football 2,3,4; Safety Patrol 2,3; Executive Board 4; 
Usher at Graduation 3; Usher Junior Prom 3; Usher Class Play 4; Boys' State Rep- 
resentative 3; Minstrel Show 3. 


President of the Honor Society of our school, Paul does excellent work in all his 
studies and should excel in any line of study or work he may undertake in the future. 
He is widely known, and liked by all his associates. He has also been active in various 
school affairs, where his well-rounded personality displays itself to fine advantage. 

President Honor Society 4; Student Council 3; Usher Framingham Natick Game 4; 
Member of Junior Play 3; Usher at Graduation 3; Member Sports Night Committee 
3; "On to Washington" Committee 4; Usher on Career Day 2; Class Prophecy 4. 


Theresa has spent many hours perfecting her technique as a dancer under some 
of New England's best known maestros. We wish her luck in her chosen field. 

Glee Club 2; Typing Committee Year Book 4. 



Lois is the shy type, but, by no means, a "wallflower." She is well-liked by her friends 
because of her pleasant personality and willingness to help a friend in distress. She 
possesses a rare type of humor, and the ability to keep calm on every occasion. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Usher for Junior Prom 3; Usher for Senior Play 4. 


Roy is practically never seen without Harold, his constant companion and fellow 
conspirator in the art of motor-cycling. Roy is an avid hockey player and is also quite 
interested in radio work. Whatever field he chooses, we wish him the best of luck 
in everything. 

Hockey 2,3,4. 


"Barb" is one of those "girls" who is loval to Natick High but the town of Dover has 
a high place on her list, too. She is a friendly girl, and her ability to take a joke is 
appreciated by everyone. 

Badminton 3; Girls' Athletics 2; Volleyball 3; Sassamon Board 4; Usher at Senior 
Play 4; Safety Patrol 3,4; Decoration Committee, Junior Prom 3; Assistant Registrar 
in Voting 2; G.A.L. Minstrel Show 3; Typing Committee for Sassamon 3. 


"Art" is one of the few boys brave enough to take Office Machines, Bookkeeping and 
Type in classes largely female. His efficiency has made him popular with students and 
teachers. He should be an asset in anv business office. 

Safety Patrol 4; Sassamon Staff 4; Audio Visual 3,4; Usher at Class Day and 
Graduation 3. 


A lanky lad with a smiling face, 
Who gives to us his special grace— 
His pleasant smile; his easy way; 
His sunshine stored for a rainy day. 

Basketball 2,3,4; Class Executive Board 2; Yearbook Committee 4; Usher at Senior 
Play 4; Decorating Committee for Sophomore Hep 2; Usher at Senior Reception 4; 
Usher for Junior Prom 3. 



An excellent captain in any port- 
In the Student Council; on the basketball court. 
His special charm and his personality 
Have made him as popular as it's possible to be. 

Baseball 2; Basketball 2,3,4; Captain Bay State All Star 1st Team in Basketball; 
Safety Patrol 4; Honor Society 4; Student Council 2,3,4; President Student Council 4; 
Refreshment Committee Sophomore Hop 2,4; Usher for Class Day 3; Usher for 
Inauguration of Honor Society Members 3; "On to Washington" Committee 4; Repre- 
sentative to Boy's State 3; Elected Governor on "Good Government Day" 4; Assembly 
Committee 4; Usher Framingham Natick Game 4; Senior Play Reading Committee 4; 
Usher for Senior Reception 4; Chairman Ticket Committee for Senior Play 4; Leonard 
H. Foley Jr. Basketball Trophy 4. 


"Bob" was one of the mainstays of our Class "C" Champs. Also a member of the 
hockey squad, he seems to be successful in anything he strives to do. Although no 
book-worm, if "Bob" tackles the game of life with the aggressiveness he has shown 
on the field against his opponents, he's sure to make his mark in the world. 

Baseball 2; Football 2,3,4; Hockey 3,4; Co-Captain Hockey 4; Minstrel Show 2; 
Decoration Committee Junior Prom 3; Ballot Counter Class Elections 4; Ralph H. 
Howard Jr. Hockey Trophy 4. 


Elected to the Honor Society in her junior year. Carolyn has had an enviable scholastic 
record. Her performance in "Melody Jones" was superb. She hopes to enter Jackson 
College in September. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Safety Patrol 3,4; Secretary and Treasurer of Safety Patrol 4; 
Glee Club 2; Honor Society 3,4; Senior Play 4; Music Festival 2; Executive Board 3; 
Girls' State 3; Decorating Committee Junior Prom 3; Minstrel Show 3; Literary Com- 
mittee Year Book 4. 


Fran has been the hard-working typist for the Absent List for so long it will be 
hard to name her successor. Quiet and lady-like, she performs her duties in a most 
business-like manner. 

Safety Patrol 3; Vice-President Library Committee 4. 


Dave's friendly way and ability to get along well with all types of people have made 
for him many friends and have given him a very definite place in school life. He 
can and will add vivacity and life to most any gathering. 

Hockey 2,3,4; Manager Hockey Team 4; Publicity Committee Junior Prom 3; 
Usher Thanksgiving Game 4; Ticket Committee Senior Play 4. 



A line personality, a big smile, and a good athlete; that's "Johnny," a lad from Squash 
End. For three years John was a regular on the football team and all the fans will 
long remember his outstanding performances. In addition to his athletic powers 
Johnnys' greatest asset is his ability to make a host of friends. He will undoubtedly 
attend some college, with Springfield as his possible choice. 

Baseball 2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Track 3,4; Safety Patrol 3,4; 
Student Council 2; Executive Board 2; Medalist in GBI Track Meet 3; Medalist in 
Northeastern Meet 4; President of Sophomore Class 2; Minstrel Show; Manager at 
Sports Night. 


Ann's pleasing manner as a member of the staff in the lunchroom has made her 
many friends among the faculty and students. Never ruffled by crowds or impatient 
customers, she takes everything in stride. 

Committees 4; On-to-Washington Committee 4; Lunch Counter 3,4. 


Joan is one of our most vivacious senior girls whose pleasing smile and glowing 
tresses number her among our cLss beauties. We wish her luck in whatever field 
she chooses for her future work. 


Gordon is a merry number of our class and one seldom perturbed by the complexities 
of life at exam time or in the lab. Worry will never bring him premature gray hairs. 


When you hear a loud, hearty, laugh you will know that "Johnny" is present. Known 
for his mastery with the guitar, "Jack" may continue his music. He has shown a 
keen interest in radio, however, and will undoubtedly further his study in this field. 

Football 2,3; Literary Committee for the Yearbook; Usher at the Natick-Framing- 
ham Game; Minstrel Show 3; Play 4; Dance Band 2; Junior Prom Photographer 2; 
Aide and Actor on Various Assemblies 2,3,4; M.C. at Junior Prom 3. 



Phyllis is an enthusiastic member of the girls' athletic teams and the Glee Club. She 
did a grand job as collector for the "On to Washington" Fund. 

Field Hockey 2; Glee Club 2,4; Ticket Committee for Senior Play 4; Music Festi- 
val 2,4; On to Washington Collector 4. 


"Bashful Eddy" has developed an immunity toward the charm of the fair sex but is 
always at ease with the boys. As yet, his post-graduation plans are not formulated, 
but whatever he decides to do, the Class of 1950 wishes him all the luck in the world. 

Baseball 2; Football 3; Track 4. 


A dazzling smile, sparkling eyes and a cheery disposition all contribute to the pleasing 
appearance of Mary. Her incessant energy helped her to become an outstanding cheer- 
leader in her Junior and Senior years. A conscientious student, she was able to get 
the best out of her business studies. Mary is assured of success in any field into which 
she may venture. 

Safety Patrol 3,4; Glee Club 2; Sassamon Board 2,3,4; Senior Play 4; Decoration 
Committee; Usher for Graduation 3; Cheerleader 3,4; Usher Class Day 3. 


Doris is an efficient lady who does all things well without fanfare or desire for praise. 
She can be counted upon for help at any time. 

Badminton 2; Field Hockey 2. 


Our Billy Boy is a winsome lad, 
Who's never sad and always glad. 
He may seem shy, but don't you fret; 
That's just because you don't know him yet. 

Basketball 2,3; Football Manager 3,4; Safety Patrol 4; Executive Board 3; Usher 
Junior Prom and Graduation 3; Yearbook Committee 4; Reading Committee Senior 
Play 4; Honor Society 4. 



A merry lad with a jolly soul, 
Who learned his tricks from Old King Cole. 
Art firmly believes what the scholars say: 
"A smile a day keeps the doctor away." 

Football 2; Band 2,3,4; Glee Club 2,3; Orchestra 2,3; Dance Band 2,4; Music 
Committee Junior Prom 3. 


Charlie will never suffer from over-work, but his love of a joke and happy disposition 
have enlivened many a class room. 


With Jackie, "Silence is a Golden Virtue," is definitely off color. What would happen 
if Jackie didn't have a joke or a side remark. Always ready for fun, we can't figure 
out what makes her so jolly. Maybe its the diet she's always on and off. One thing we 
do know, though, is that we shall miss her laughs and sense of humor. 

Girls' Athletics 2; Glee Club 4; Refreshment Committee Christmas Dance 4; 
Typing Committee Yearbook 4; Typing Committee Sassamon 4. 


"Jodie" has in her possession what is called "dry humor." It may take time to get 
her going, but Watch Out when she gets started, for nothing can -stop her. Some may 
think her quiet but those big blue mischievous eyes tell us differently. She can always 
be depended upon whether it be work or fun. Good luck in the future to a wonderful 
classmate and friend. 

Safety Patrol 3; Glee Club 4; Sassamon Staff 4; Sassamon Board 2,3; Senior Play 4; 
Executive Board 2; Literary Yearbook Committee 4; Decorating Committee Junior 
Prom 3; Librarian 2,3,4; Decorating and Advertisement Committees Sophomore Dance 
2; Usher Career Day 2. 


Eddie's calmness is the envy of many. Never perturbed or unnerved, he dispenses sodas 
at a local pharmacy with a winsome smile and a pleasant word for all. He hopes to 
enter Bridgewater State Teachers College in September. 

Safety Patrol 3,4; Sassamon Staff 3,4; Sassamon Board 2; Ticket Committee Senior 
Play 4; Usher at Graduation 3; Checker at Elections 4. 



Lois, with her friendly smile and warm greeting, characterizes a classmate who was 
not only a member of the class, but also an essential part of it; a classmate who was 
not only a student, but also a loyal friend who could be relied upon at all times. 
As a cheerleader, Lois was all that the name implies and was always out in front 
leading the students in cheers for the Red and Blue. 

Safety Patrol 3; Sassamon Board 2,3,4; Senior Play 4; Student Council 2,4; Deco- 
rating Committee for the Junior Prom 3; Cheerleader 3,4; Usher for Music Festival 
2; Literary Committee for Yearbook 4; Minstrel Show 3; Clerk at Junior Class Elec- 
tion 3; Entertainment Committee for Sophomore Dance 2; Makeup Committee for 
Junior Christmas Play 2; Honor Society 4. 


Evelyn is one of the quiet members of our class. You never see Evelyn without Ann, 
her best friend. No one ever hears much about Evelyn, but she has made many friends 
in N.H.S. Her future plans are indefinite. 

Baseball 4; Decorating Committee for Sassamon Dance 4; Red Cross Collector 4. 


In Ray we find an affable personality who will always greet a friend with a smile; 
and that in effect means anyone since there are none who do not know him. With 
a genial smile and an agreeable chuckle, Ray will easily fit into any group or dis- 

Football 3; Sassamon Board 2; Ticket Committee for Sophomore Dance 2; Execu- 
tive Board 2; Usher at Framingham-Natick Game 4; Usher at Senior Play 4. 


"Barb" has been an important cog in the band during her three years at N.H.S. and 
has put her whole heart into doing a grand job, especially at the games. 

Baseball 3; Basketball 3; Girls' Athletics 2,3; Band 4; Safety Patrol 4; Orchestra 
3; Sassamon Staff 4; Minstrel Show 2; Refreshment Committee for Football Dance. 


The outstanding public speaker at N.H.S. this year, we will long remember Anatol's 
performance in "The Valiant" and "Melody Jones." If he follows his dramatic career 
he may be a Barrymore. Who knows? 

Senior Play 4. 



Roger is a quiet lad 
and a loyal friend. 

ith a keen sense of humor. He has been a hard-working student 


"Maddy" is one of the most mischievous members of our class. Her mirthful giggle 
is well-known around school. She may be small, but she makes up for what she lacks 
in stature by her delightful sense of humor. After graduation she hopes to be a 
nurse, and we know her patients will rapidly recover with this cheerful imp on deck. 

Basketball 3,4; Field Hockey 3,4; Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Safety Patrol 3; Softball 
3,4; Volleyball 3,4; Bowling 3,4; Archery 3,4; Badminton 3,4; Officer G.A.L. 4; 
Sports Night 3; Usher Junior Prom 3; Ticket Committee Sophomore Hop 2; Librarian 
3; Year Book Committee 4; Ticket Committee Senior Play 4. 


Harold possesses a motor-cycle, to the envy of many of his friends. He is practically 
never seen without his constant companion "Roy." He has a sense of humor, which 
keeps his many friends always amused. In whatever profession he may choose in 
later years, it is certain he will make a "go" of it. 


Free, found, as a rule, with Mr. Furman, is a popular man hereabouts, and is seldom 
seen outside of a group. A smile is one of his major good attributes, and he has 
lost no time in becoming an instantly recognizable name in the class. He was a valua- 
ble aid to the president of the class during election time, being in no small part artistic. 

Baseball Manager 2; Football 2; Track 3,4; Property Committee Senior Play 4; 
Sports Night 2; Decorating Committee Football Dance and Sassamon Dance; Sassa- 
mon Snapshot Year Book Committee 4. 


Bob may be distinguished by his happy-go-lucky manner. His effervescent personality 
has won him many friends. Outstanding in the memories of his classmates are his 
accomplishments on the gridiron, (as a member of our undefeated football eleven). 
Possessor of a good sense of humor and a hearty laugh. Bob has gained many friends 
while in high school. In all probability Bobby will be sought after by some college. 

Baseball 4; Basketball 2; Football 2,3,4; Sports Night 2; Election Campaign Man- 
ager 4; Midland League All Star Football Team 4; On to Washington Committee 4. 



Jean hails from East Natick, a fact she never lets us forget. Her keen wit and merry 
disposition have helped on many a serious occasion. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3,4. 


So quiet and reserved, Jack does look, 
When you see him working with his book; 
But once you've met him, you will know 
That what you think "ain't necessarily so." 

Safety Patrol 3; Checker at Elections 2,4; Music Committee for Junior Prom 3; 
Usher at Class Day and Graduation 3; Senior Executive Board 4; Usher at Thanks- 
giving Game 4; Literary Committee for Yearbook 4; Music Committee for Christmas 
Dance 4; Assembly Committee 4; Publicity Committee for Senior Play 4; Co-Chairman 
of Ticket Committee for Senior Play 4. 


"Jan" appears quiet to many, but to her close friends she is an interesting person 
with a dry sense of humor. Her future ambitions are still undecided but whatever she 
chooses to exercise her ability in, she will do quite well, we know. 

Glee Club 2,3,4. 


Joan is a winsome miss who has captured the heart of one of our recent grads and 
is now the proud possessor of a beautiful diamond. Wedding bells will ring before 
too long, we hear. 


Diane should be nicknamed "twinkle toes," for her dancing has brought much enjoy- 
ment and fame to our class. Diane is one of the quieter girls in Natick High, and 
yet her liveliness in athletics has made her popular among her fellow students. She 
would like to go on to college, and all our luck goes with her in whatever course 
she pursues. 

Basketball 3,4; Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Safety Patrol 3,4; Honor Society 4; Sassa- 
mon Board 2; Executive Board 4; Girls' Athletics Committee for Yearbook 4; Usher 
at Senior Play 4; Minstrel Show Cast 3; Junior Play 3. 



James is one of our bashful members. He is particularly interested in the manufac- 
ture and sale of ice cream and expects to join his father in this business after 

Junior Prom Decorating Committee 3; Stage Manager for Senior Play 4. 


Lorraine's friendly manner and willingness to help have won her many friends. 
Although she is quite petite, I understand she is an accomplished waitress. Anytime 
we want service with a smile we'll know where to find it. Lorraine's ability to be seen 
and not heard is remarkable. Natick High needs many more like her. 


"Vonnie" is the girl who types our daily notices. She is an efficient tyoist and a con- 
scientious wo. ;r in anything she undertakes. We know she will be an asset to any 
office, because of her ability to make friends easily and to do an assignment com- 
pletely and to the best of her ability. 

Girls' Athletics 2. 


"Scotty" left very little doubt in the minds of football rooters that he was an im- 
portant member of the Class C Championship Squad. A newcomer to Natick before 
entering high school, "Hek" rapidly made numerous friendships. Upon graduation 
Natick's loss will be Hadenville, Pennsylvania's gain, as Scotty will be leaving. 
Undoubtedly he will gain as many friends in his new home town as he has in Natick. 

Baseball 2; Football 2,3,4; Safety Patrol 3,4; Snapshot Committee Senior Year- 
book 4. 


A camera enthusiast is our Hank. He was also one of the medalists on our track team 
both Junior and Senior years. He expects to enter college in September. 

Football 2,3,4; Track 3,4; Medalists Concord Invitation and State Track Meets 3,4; 
Photography Chairman of Yearbook 4. 



One of our twirlers, Norma has been ever faithful to her place among the majorettes. 
Another East Natickite, she keeps things lively with her vivacious remarks. 

Girls' Athletics 3; Majorette 3,4; Refreshment Committee for Football Dance 4. 


Joanne, better known as "Jay", is a happy-go-lucky gal who is friends with all. She 
is quite busy with her schoolwork and her afternoon job at Fairbanks. Joanne's previ- 
ous capability in carrying out responsibilities has proven that she will be an asset in 
whatever field she chooses. As it looks now, Nursing seems to be her chosen pro- 
fession. We wish her much success and happiness in her future. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3; Safety Patrol 3; Glee Club 3; Sassamon Board 2,3,4; Student 
Council 2; Usher for Senior Play 4; G.A.L. Minstrel Show 3; Checker and Counter 
Class Election 3; Refreshment Committee for Sassamon Dance 4; Decoration Com- 
mittee for Junior Prom 3; Snapshot Committee for Yearbook 4. 


Another of our band members Mary lends an important note on all occasions. Her 
sparkling eyes and friendly smile have won a place for her in our hearts. 

Girls' Athletics 3; Band 3,4; Glee Club 3; Secretary of Glee Club 3,4; Orchestra 4; 
Sports Night 3; Registrar for Voting 3. 


One of our track stars, George enjoys sports better than studies. He is good company 
at any time and can keep his pals in an uproar on many occasions. 

Track 3,4; Glee Club 2,3; Scenery Committee for Senior Play 4; Decorations for 
Junior Prom 3. 


Joyce is quiet and reserved but yet behind this you will find a very unique sense of 
humor. She has been known through the years by her beautiful blond hair which is 
always radiant. For the past two years Joyce has done a great job as one of our drum- 
majorettes. She is not quite sure of her plans for next year, but we extend to her all 
the luck for success and happiness. 

Tennis 4; Girls' Athletics 2; Safety Patrol 4; Executive Board 2,3,4; Drum Major- 
ette 3,4; Decoration Committee for Junior Prom; Usher at Lincoln School Opening 3; 
Usher at Music Festival 2; Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance; Snapshot 
Committee for Yearbook 4; Honor Society 4. 



Jane apDears to have a split personality. In school, although she is always friendly 
and ready to help, she is a very serious and intellectual person. Outside, however, she 
is forever blushing and bubbling over with excitement. As to the future, Jane doesn't 
have the slightest idea what she wants to do. Lots of luck in whatever it may be, Jane. 

Girls' Athletics 2; Glee Club 2,4; Senior Play Usher 4; Literary Committee for 
Yearbook 4; Senior Play Reading Committee; Bowling 2; Minstrel Show 3; Music 
Festival 2; Honor Society 4. 


Joan is another member of our class who hails from South Natick. Her friendliness 
and sense of humor have won her many friends. She was one of the lucky cheer- 
leaders who was chosen to cheer for our "Class C Champs." After graduation Joan is 
planning to enter nursing and we wish her every success in attaining her goal. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3; Safety Patrol 4; Glee Club 2; Sassamon Board 2; Counter 
at Senior Election 4; Cheerleader 4; Decorating Committee for Junior Prom 3; Refresh- 
ment Committee for Football Dance 3; Usher at Senior Play 4; Art Committee for 
Yearbook 4. 


"Joanie" joined our class in our last year. She originally came from Everett. Since she 
has come to Natick, everyone has found her to be a very helpful and pleasant girl. 
Some may think she is quiet and shy, but her close friends know better. 

Yearbook Art Committee 4; Senior Play Poster and Publicity Committee 4; Deco- 
ration Committees for Dances 4. 


Joyce is seldom seen and never heard, but she has made friends at Natick High. 
She is interested in singing and may decide to further this as her future vocation. 
Good luck, Joyce. 

Glee Club 2,4; Junior Prom Usher 3; Decoration Committees 3,4; Yearbook 
Committee 4. 


Bob is a popular student at N.H.S. He does well in his studies, and he expects to 
attend a Boston pharamceutical school in preparation for the field of pharmacy. Bob 
has the sort of interest and initiative to make good, and with his personality and 
ability for getting along with people, he should be a great success. 

Football 2; Student Council 2,3; Executive Board 2; Sophomore Hop Ticket 
Committee 2. 



Here is a girl we know will be a success in her chosen field after graduation. She is 
business-like, efficient, and at the same time has a very pleasing manner. Some think 
she would make a perfect Economics teacher. She is always happy, which is an ad- 
mirable quality. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Sassamon Staff 2; Junior Play 3; Senior Play 4; Checker 
at Class Election 2,3,4; Yearbook Committee 4; G.A.L. Officer 4. 


Co-Captain of our football team, Joe was the one who carried the burden of quar- 
terbacking the club to a successful season. Also a top performer in hockey, baseball, 
and track, Joe has displayed leadership and outstanding sportsmanship. Joe's plans 
for the future include some college, and he should make himself well-known in 
these parts as an athlete. 

Baseball 3,4; Football 2,3,4; Co-Captain in Football 4; Hockey 3,4; Track 4; William 
Hannigan Football Trophy 4. 


"Breezy" always heralds her arrival by a senseless flow of giggled words which could 
be heard at least a block away. However, her effervescent humor makes her many 
friends with both students and teachers. Her ambition is to sit on the boss's knee and 
take dictation; in other words, she has secretarial ambitions! 

Girls' Athletics 2,4; Basketball 2; Bowling 2,4; Honor Society 4; Sassamon Staff 
2,3,4; Sassamon Board 2,3; Senior Play 4; Chairman of the Ticket Committee for the 
Junior Prom 3; Literary Committee for the Yearbook 4. 


"Bobby" is a fellow with an amazingly keen wit. He always has a good supply of 
jokes, and keeps everyone amused by his funny antics. His companions find him a 
real friend. He can make any type of situation amusing, and this characteristic has 
gained him a bevy of friends. 

Junior Christmas Play 3. 


Ed's cheerful greeting and happy smile 
Can make the "blues" go away for a while. 
His face, so merry— always gay- 
Sends Old Man Sorrow on his way. 

Basketball Manager 2,3,4; Audio Visual Aid 3,4. 



"Andy" is a "happy-go-lucky" fellow and upon occasion has been known to temporarily 
disrupt a class with his wit. Some teachers have wondered what to do with him and 
his jokes, but what would we do without such a happy character? 

Track 4; Senior Ticket Committee 4; Sophomore Dance Decorator 4; Decoration 
Committee Sadie Hawkins Dance 4; Usher at Natick-Framingham Football Game 4; 
Decoration Committee Christmas Dance 4. 


"Barb" is everlastingly bubbling over with laughter and she always has a copious 
supply of jokes. Her unimitable trait is to giggle at the most inappropriate times. 
She vows that her ambition is to walk down the streets of Natick pushing a fruit 
wagon singing, "Yes, We Have No Bananas!" We know, though, that she will make 
a place for herself in N.H.S. hall of fame. 


Versatile, vivacious, joyful, musical, can all well describe June. Besides being one of 
the best head cheerleaders Natick High has ever had, she is one of the most happy-go- 
lucky girls we know. June finds that life holds many pleasures, and she enjoys it. We 
shall always remember her, not only for the many activities she has participated in, 
but also because of her friendly and genial personality. 

Girls' Athletics 2; Safety Patrol 3; Glee Club 3,4; Student Council 2,3; Usher at 
Senior Play 4; Music Festival 3,4; Head Cheerleader 3,4; Sophomore Dance, Music 
and Ticket Committee 2; Refreshment Committee Football 3; Decorating Committee 
Junior Prom 3; Student Council Convention 2; G.A.L. Minstrel Show 3; Snapshot 
Committee Yearbook 4; Campaign Manager 2. 


"Willie" is one of the members of our great football team. He isn't one for much 

studying, but he deserves an "A" for effort. His classmates can't seem to decide 
whether he is shy or if he just doesn't like to be "the life of the party." We all agree 
that a better friend couldn't be found anywhere. 

Football 2,3,4; Track 3,4; Student Council 2; Junior Play 2; Sports Night 2,3,4; 

Scenery Committee Senior Play 4; Talent Assembly 4; "On-To- Washington" Com- 
mittee 4. 


Stan appears to be a quiet fellow, but when you really know him you will find him 
full of pep and energy. He has worked hard and diligently during his Natick High 
years and has come out with a marvelous record. His hopes in the future look toward 
a college education and with Stan's willingness and common sense we know that he 
will succeed in anything he undertakes. 

Safety Patrol 3,4; Glee Club 2,3,4; Poster Committee 4; King-Music Dance 3; 
Art Yearbook Committee 4; Usher 1949 Class Day Exercise 3; Decoration Committee 
Junior Prom 3; Honor Society 4. 



Whenever there is some deviltry going on you will no doubt find Dolores in the 
middle of it. Her sunny smile and happy disposition have never made an enemy 
for her and her excellent work as a commercial student has made her invaluable 
to everyone. 

Baseball 2,3; Basketball 2,3,4; Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Sassamon Board 2,4; Usher 
for Senior Play 4; Executive Board 2,4; G.A.L. Minstrel Show 3; Ticket Committee 
for Sophomore Hop 2; Checker and Counter at Class Elections 2,3; G.A.L. 2,3,4; 
Campaign Manager 4; Refreshment Committee Football Dance 4; Decorating Commit- 
tee for Sassamon Dance 2; Literary Committee for Yearbook 4; Hallowe'en Dance 
Ticket Committee 2; Christmas Dance Decorating Committee 3. 


One of the cuter member of our class, Patty is one who possesses a happy disposition 
and sparkling personality. Her plans for the future include some business school which 
she may enter after graduation. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3; Sassamon Board 2; Homeroom Registrar for Election 3; G.A.L. 
2,3; Refreshment Committee for Football Dance 4; Snapshot Committee for Year- 
book 4. 


"Franny" has already proven herself to be quite an artist with her drawings of "Bugs 
Bunny." Her gay and colorful posters and decorations have been admired at many a 
school dance. She is quiet and just a little shy as is proven by her demure blush. 

Drum Majorette 4; Executive Board 3; Art Committee for Yearbook 4; Junior and 
Senior Decorating Committee 3,4; Poster Committee for Class Play 4; Assistant 
Manager of the Band 4; Usher for Junior Prom 3; Band 4. 


Nancy is one of our commercial girls. She has made many friends because of her 
delightful sense of humor, and ability to tell stories with that "finishing touch." 
Nancy's plans for the future are indefinite but she may enter a business school after 

Girls' Athletics 2; Safety Patrol 3; Sassamon Board 2,3; Junior Prom Ticket Com- 
mittee 3; Junior Play Committee 3; Senior Play Committee 4; Senior Yearbook 
Committee 4. 


"Kenny" hails from that part of town called South Natick. He has many friends. 
Kenny has an agreeable disposition and a sense of humor which has helped out many 
situations. He and Eddie provide us all with an ample supply of amusement, and — 
oh, so early in the morning, too. We know his later plans will work out well. 

Usher at Natick-Framingham Game. 



Bob's quick wit and good humor are always a source of entertainment for everyone. 
He has no definite plans for after graduation but will probably be seen most every 
day rain or shine in the A&P. However, no matter what field of endeavor he chooses 
to pursue he will be rewarded, for his excellent work as a commercial student proves 

Properties Senior Play 4; Usher at Thanksgiving Day Game 4. 


"Franny" is one of the more talented members of our illustrious class. Besides her 
regular school subjects she has an active interest in art and is a drum majorette. 
Franny 's plans aren't definite yet as to after graduation, but she has plenty of time 
to decide. 

Program Committee for Senior Play 4; Majorette 2,3,4. 


John is a track star, but his talents do not end here. He also is one of the most popu- 
lar members of our class, possessing an amazing personality. His previous accomplish- 
ments in whatever he has chosen to undertake stamp him as one of the "most likely 
to succeed" in the Class of 1950. 

Track 2,3,4; Safety Patrol 2,3,4; Sassamon Board 2; Student Council 3,4; Execu- 
tive Board 2; Yearbook Committee 3; Usher at Class Day 3; Usher at Junior Prom 3; 
Decoration Committee at Junior Prom 3; Ballotman at Senior Election 4. 


"Dinnie" is one of the more popular members of the class of '50, and his genial 
manner with everyone is largely responsible. He likes to have fun wherever he goes, 
but he can also be very serious at times. Don's plans for the future are indefinite as 
yet, but with his personality he should be a success at anything he attempts. 

Football Manager 2,3,4; Hockey 2,3,4; Class President 3; Student Council 3; 
Class Executive Board 3; Yearbook Committee 4. 


Jean is a valued addition to any class and we are proud to claim her as a member of 
ours. She has done excellent work in the Commercial Department during her brief 
career in Natick High School and will probably work in a business office after 
graduation. Good luck! 

Safety Patrol 3; Sassamon Staff 4; Sassamon Board 4. 



A true representative of "Squash End" is Denise. Her laughter and cheerful disposi- 
tion have contributed to the humor of many classrooms. Denise is a jovial person 
who is always looking on the lighter side of things. She is seldom seen without her 
best friend, Ginny. Her friendliness will certainly be a definite help in her future plans. 
Best of luck in whatever field you choose! 

Typing Yearbook Committee 4; Decoration Committee 2. 


Janet is one who shows a cheerful smile for her friends. Her sparkling eyes have 
been the envy of many. Her plans for the future may include nursing, and who knows, 
maybe another Florence Nightingale will be revealed. Good luck, Janet. 

Basketball 2,3; Tennis 4; Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Glee Club 2,3,4; Sassamon Board 
2; Senior Play Ticket Committee 4; Bowling 2; Dance Decorating Committees 2; 
Girls' Field Hockey 2; Minstrel Show 3; Music Festival 2; Badminton 2. 


Co-Captain Montgomery distinguished himself as an exceptional athlete in three sports, 
but he will be remembered mostly as co-captain of the champion football team. Out- 
side of sports, he proves to be a good student, and is definitely a good prospect for 
any college. Of his personality, it will suffice to say that one must know him to under- 
stand it. His carefree, nonchalant attitude has made him a host of friends, and un- 
doubtedly he will make many more in future years. 

Baseball 2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; Football 2,3,4; Junior Class Executive Board 3; 
Scenery Committee for Senior Play 4; All-Scholastic Football Team Boston Herald 4; 
All-Midland League Football Team 4; All-Central Mass. Football Team 4; Most 
Valuable Baseball Trophy 3; Bay State All-Star Basketball Team 3; Italian American 
Football Trophy 4. 


Dick is the studious type and one who is never satisfied with his grade 
to enter Boston College in the Fall and we are sure he will make it. 

He hopes 


A good-looking fellow with a good-natured grin. 
Who pleases the females (but that's no sin). 
He's friendly and gay, a likeable lad— 
The kind the girls like to take home to "Dad." 

Golf 3,4; Hockey 2,3,4; Co-Captain of Hockey 4; Band 2; Usher at Junior Prom 
3; Usher at Graduation 3; Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance 2, Usher 
at Natick-Framingham Game 4. 



A carefree guy with nothing to lose, 
Except the soles upon his shoes. 
Yet, Pete thinks we should live while we may 
And save our troubles for another day. 


Don, with his friendly smile and gay personality has made himself "tops" with his 
classmates. He is an active member of the decorating committees for our school dances 
and his dancing is the envy of many. Don's plans for the future are indefinite, but we 
know that he will be most successful in whatever field he chooses. 

Track 3,4; Senior Play 4; Sophomore Executive Board 2; Usher for Graduation 3; 
Chairman Decoration Committee for the Junior Prom 3; Senior Executive Board 4; 
Usher at Thanksgiving Football Game; Decorating Committee for Football Dance; 
Sports Night 2,3,4; Junior Play 3. 


Now here is a girl with amazing ability on the basketball court. Her skill in this 
sport is hard to duplicate. She is tops in other sports, too. Everyone is her friend as 
is proven by her captaincy of most of the Senior girls' teams. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Yearbook Committee 4; Cheerleader 3,4; Usher Senior 
Plav 4; President G.A.L. 4; Refreshment Committee Football Dance 4; Sports Night 
3; Manager of Softball 3. 


Patsy is the most talented member of our class. A handy man at the keyboard, he also 
has a strange knack of securing "A's" in his studies. Patsy plans to enter college and 
further his musical education. Charm, brains, talent,— these three combined to forge 
a magic talisman should result in a lighted marquee "Patsy Parrinello's Band." 

Manager Basketball 4; Band 2,3,4; Safety Patrol 4; Glee Club 2,3,4; Honor So- 
ciety 3.4; Orchestra 2,3; Senior Play 4; Assembly Committee 2,3,4; Usher Junior 
Prom 3; New England Music Festival 3; Junior Class Play 3; Entertainment Com- 
mittee Christmas Dance 4; Music Committee Junior Prom 3; Senior Play Reading 
Committee 4; Usher Career Day 2; Class Prophecy 4; Harvard Club Prize Book 3; 
Literary Committee for Yearbook 4; Double Quartet 2.3,4; On to Washington Drive 
4; Massachusetts Music Festival 3; Boys' State 3- 


Alberta is another of our commercial students. Quiet and shy, she has always been 
ready to lend a hand for a worthwhile project. 

Typing Committee Yearbook 4. 





One of the quiet membets of our class, she is always willing to lend a helping hand 
to anyone who needs it. We know she will succeed in anything she undertakes. 

Sketching Class 4. 


The Pride of South N-atick is the unofficial title that Teddy holds, but anything cor- 
responding to Flash, Speedy, or Swifty would also be very appropriate. For we will 
not quickly forget those high-flying feet, that head bobbing up and down, as Teddy 
crosses the goal line for another Natick touchdown. Nor will we soon forget the 
ready smile that Teddy has had for all of us in the corridors of N.H.S. Good luck to 
you, Teddy, in whatever goal you choose. 

Football 3,4; Track 3,4; Track Captain 4; Medalists in Track 3,4; Senior Play 
Scenery Committee 4. 


"Ted" is an amiable fellow with a contagious smile. Not over fond of work he 
struggles along hoping for the best. 


Ruth has always been a kind, sympathetic friend to all her classmates. A diligent 
student, her grades have been the envy of many. We wish her luck in her chosen 
field, Nursing. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3; Glee Club 2. 


Anybody feel low?— see Collie. There's a girl who will put anyone in high spirits. 
Her sense of humor and understanding has made Colette well liked by all who know 
her. Collie's glowing red hair and sparkling blue eyes have caused many a male heart 
to stop beating. She is really a lot of fun and we shall all miss her smiles, her friend- 
ship, and helpfulness next year. Loads of luck in the future, Colette. 

Girls' Athletics 3; Safety Patrol 3; Glee Club 4; Sassamon Board 2,3,4; Student 
Council 2; Sophomore Executive Board 2; Co-Chairman of Ushers in Senior Play 4; 
Decorating Committee 2,3,4; Alternate for Girls' State 3. 



Ann was the girl with the ever-ready smile and "hello" for everyone. Her great 
sense of humor and friendly laughter shall long be heard in the minds of all. We 
cannot determine how Ann takes life but she seems to enjoy it. Her future plans are 
indefinite, but we want to wish her success in whatever she attempts. 

Usher at Parent's Night 2; Usher at Career Day 2; Usher at Junior Prom 3; 
Librarian 2,3,4; Decoration Committee for Football Dance 4; Counter 4; Checker 2; 
Usher at Senior Play 4; Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance 3; Sassamon 
Board 2,3. 


A beaming face, a joke or two, 
(Of course the jokes are always new) 
Thus Joe does greet you every morn 
And makes you glad that you were born. 

Basketball 2,3,4; Football 3,4; Sassamon Staff 4; Senior Play 4; Minstrel Show 3; 
Sports Night 3; Yearbook Committee 4; Campaign Manager 3,4; Talent Assembly 3,4. 


Big and rugged, solid as a rock, 
'Round about him all the girls flock. 
Dick's the answer to a coach's dream- 
Man-made engine, going full steam. 

Football 2,3,4; Track 3,4; Midland League All Star 4; All-Scholastic Boston Trave- 
ler 4; Honorable Mention AU-American Schoolboy Football Team 4; On-to-Wash- 
ington Committee 4. 


Medical technician is our Bev's goal. 
Working for health she'll cut the toll 
Of sickness to an all time low. 
Going through life she'll have no woe. 

Girls' Athletics 4; Honor Society 4; Sassamon Board 4; Junior Prom Refreshment 
Committee 3; Clerk 4; Decoration Committee 4; Decoration Committee Sophomore 
Welcome Dance 4; Sassamon Homeroom Reporter 4; Yearbook Art Committee 4. 


"Jackie" came to us from Framingham in her junior year. Their loss was our gain, 
for she has proved herself a true friend and a loyal rooter for N.H.S. 

Glee Club 4. 



Phil is noted for his great interest in, and excellent knowledge of chemistry, a subject 
which is synonymous with his name in N.H.S. He plans, naturally, to continue the 
field in college, where we wish him the best of luck. He is also to be complimented 
on his fine work on the football squad, where he was well liked by everyone who 
knew him. 

Football 2,3,4; Track 2,4; Orchestra 2. 


Joe plans a college career. He likes his studies in high school, putting mathematics on 
top, and does well in all of them. He is a quiet worker, and a good one; and he is 
very well liked by his many friends. 

Basketball 2; Sassamon Board 4; Usher at 1949 Graduation 3. 


Scag's a fellow you like to know; 
Always greets you with a gay "hello"; 
Always friendly; always alert; 
If you asked, he'd give you his shirt. 

Football 2,3; Track Manager 4; Safety Patrol 4; Executive Board 4; Usher Fram- 
ingham Game 4; Prop Committee Junior Play 3; Ticket Committee Senior Play 4; 
Usher Graduation and Class Day 3; Audio Visual Aids 3,4; Snapshot Committee Year- 
book Chairman 4. 


Aud is quiet and busy, too 
A nurse's job she wants to do, 
You can tell by her sparkling eyes 
She will succeed at all she tries. 

Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Student Council 3,4; Junior Prom Decorating Committee 3; 
Art Chairman for Yearbook 4; Publicity Committee for Senior Play 4; Senior Play 
Reading Committee 4; Art Editor for Sassamon 4; Dance Decorating Committees 3,4; 
"On to Washington" Collection Drive 4. 


"Bet" is a girl with a very pleasing personality. She is a friend to everyone and is 
also quite a "whiz" in the art department. She hasn't yet decided what she'll do 
after graduation, but we know that whatever it is, she'll succeed in it. 

Sassamon Board 2; Decorating Committee for Junior Prom 3; Properties for 
Senior Play 4; Executive Board 2,4; Art Committee for Football Dance 4; Yearbook 
Committee 4. 



Bill, who makes up for his size with his personality, is an amiable chap without whom 
the class would not be complete. Bill enjoys his work and his friendships with others, 
and has a fine sense of humor. He is a little man who is usually there with a unique 
gift for adding fun. 

Football 4; On-to-Washington Fund 4. 


With a gleam in her eyes and a smile on her face, Carol is in the mind of any phrase- 
maker that has ever mentioned "happy-go-lucky." She is always ready for a discus- 
sion and can be marked as a good listener. Carol is not definite about the future but 
she hopes to go to college. We wish all the luck and happiness to a wonderful girl. 

Sassamon Board 2,3,4; Usher at Career Day 2; Usher at Parents' Night 2; Librarian 
2,3,4; Sassamon Homeroom Collector 2; Sassamon Homeroom Reporter 4; Usher 
at Junior Prom 3; Decoration Committee for Football Dance 4; Checker at Sophomore 
Elections 2; Property Committee for Senior Play 4; On-to-Washington Collector 4; 
Decoration Committee for Sophomore Dance 2. 


Anyone who knows Charlie knows a really nice fellow, and that accounts for his 
many friends. He has an invincible friendly attitude toward everyone, and always has 
a good word for the whole world. He performed his duties as head-manager of the 
football squad most diligently, and he thoroughly deserves all the gratitude that has 
been given him. 

Football 2,3,4; Manager of Football Team 4; Hockey 3,4. 


Although Marge didn't join us until Junior year, she has proved herself 
and a loyal rooter for Natick. 

Ticket Committee for Junior Prom 3; Usher at Senior Play 4. 


"Sydne" is one of our more versatile members of this illustrious class. She may seem 
demure and solemn at times, but if you ever read any of her uproarious compositions 
you know differently. Jackson College is her goal and then she hopes someday to teach 
chemistry here at N.H.S. Good luck! 

Honor Society 3,4; Sassamon Board 2,4; Senior Play 4; Chairman of Refreshment 
Committee for Junior Prom 3; Junior Play Cast 3; On-to-Washington Collector 4; 
Manager of Girls' Badminton 4; Literary Committee for Yearbook 4. 



Absorbed by electricity and motor cars, "Sully" plans to continue his training in the 
former field, and it is probable that he will do so also in the latter in his spare time. 
He will attend an electrical school in Boston. John is very well known and well liked; 
no doubt because of his cheerful smile and pleasant manner. 

Track 3,4. 


Sylvia's complexion is the envy of her many friends. Neat and efficient, her typing 
record would be hard to beat. 

Sassamon Staff 4; Sassamon Board 4. 


Geoff, vice-president of the Honor Society, is one of the most brilliant members of our 
class. He has shown great talent in the literary field, having been active as chairman 
of the yearbook literary committee. Geoff definitely plans to follow his father's foot- 
steps in the medical profession. He expects to enter Dartmouth College in the fall. 

Honor Society 4; Sassamon Staff 4; Sassamon Board 4; Senior Play 4; Chairman 
Literary Committee Year Book 4; Valedictorian 4; Vice President Honor Society 4; 
Usher at Graduation 3. 


The captain of the golf team, Tommy is one of the best golfers in the history of 
Natick High. He is the proud possessor of several trophies and prizes won in com- 
petition. Popular with teachers and students alike, his amiable, humorous personality 
insures great success in his future activities. 

Football 2,3; Golf 2,3,4; Track 4; Sassamon Staff 2; Snapshot Committee Yearbook 
4; Usher Framingham Game 4; Advertisement Committee for Sassamon; Basket- 
ball Manager 2. 


"Roily" is a well-known member of our class, and popular with his associates. He 
completed a very good year in football, and he demonstrated his ability to get along 
well with people in the teamwork he showed on the squad. 

Football 4; Track 3; On to Washington Drive Collector 4. 



"Habla Vd. espanol," she said 
As she laughingly turned her head. 
A teather Betre wanrs to be; 
Languages preferred you see. 

Girls' Athletics 2; Safety Patrol 4; Glee Club 2,3,4; Honor Society 3,4; Sassamon 
Staff 2,4; Decoration Committee for Junior Prom 3; Literary Committee for the 
Yearbook 4; Class Clerk at Sophomore Elections and Campaign Manager 2; Property 
Committee for Junior Play 3. 


Jackie is perhaps our most athletic senior girl. Although she appears very quiet in the 
classroom, her constant pranks in athletics make her a favorite among the sports en- 
thusiasts. Jackie has been successful in every sport she has participated in, and her 
ambition is to attend a physical education school and become a teacher in that field. 
We know she has chosen a career most suitable for her, and Jackie receives our best 
wishes for success. 

Baseball 2,3.4; Basketball 2,3,4; Field Hockey 2,3,4; Girls' Athletics 2,3,4; Glee 
Club 2; Archery 3; Usher at Junior Prom 3; Senior Play Ticket Committee 4; Bad- 
minton Championship 3,4; Bowling Championship 3; Volleyball Manager 3; Bowling 
Manager 4; Yearbook Committee for Girls' Athletics 4. 


Our Tillie just bubbles with fun 
To follow her keeo on the run. 
How lucky the doctor who'll get 
For his secretary Tillie, our pet. 

Girls' Athletics 4; Glee Club 4; Field Hockey 4; Bowling 4; Usher at Senior Play 
4; Collector for On-to-Washington 4. 


One of the quietest members of our class, Freddie is nevertheless one of the most 
popular. A confirmed woman-hater, he could usually be found with the South Natick 
boys. He hopes to continue his education at the University of Massachusetts. We wish 
him the best of luck in his future career. 

Baseball 4; Hockey 3; Track 3; Safety Patrol 3; Class Executive Board 3; Property 
Committee for Senior Play 4; Usher at Class Day and Graduation 3; On-to-Washing- 
ton Collector 4. 


Grace has found time to do well in school and to dispense tempting sweets in a 
Wellesley bakery where she has made many friends. 



Although Jerry seems very quiet in school, those who know him well tell you that 
he is quite a lady's man. Jerry has been unable to participate in many extra-curricular 
activities because of responsibility in his family's business. His present plans call for 
a career in construction work. We wish him the best of luck. 

Hockey 3; Safety Patrol 2,3,4; Scenery Committee for Senior Play. 


Tall and slender; light on his toes, 
"Bub" is welcome wherever he goes. 
He doesn't complain; he doesn't bellow: 
He's what you'd call a regular fellow. 

Baseball 2,3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; Football 4; Usher at Framingham-Natick Game; 
Audio Visual 2,3,4. 


"Sonny" is one of the more diminutive members of our class, but he still gained a 
reputation as a good, all-round athlete. In a word, Sonny is versatile: a good athlete, 
an adept student, a popular person, and a true friend. On the dance floor, gridiron, 
basketball court or in the classroom, he has stood out conspicuously above all others. 
Everyone will agree that he has become one of the indispensable members of the 
class of 1950. He has high ambitions, and we wish him all the success that can come 
to a swell fellow. 

Baseball 2,3,4, Captain 3,4; Basketball 2,3,4; Football 2,4; Safety Patrol 3; Stu- 
dent Council 2,3,4; Property Committee Senior Play 4; Vice President of Class 2. 
Executive Board 2; Minstrel Show 2; Refreshment Committee for Sophomore Dance 2. 


Give him a ball; give him a bat; 
He doesn't need anything but that 
Give him some food and a girl to love; 
"Rip" wants no more from heaven above. 

Baseball 2,3,4; Junior Christmas Play 3; Usher at Natick-Framingham Game 3; 
Supply Caretaker 3,4; Talent Assembly 4; On-to-Washington Collector. 


ary came to us from Wellesley in her senior year. She has won 
d has obviously endeared herself to a certain senior boy. 

Tennis 4. 

olace in our hearts 



Dick's trombone playing has made him invaluable to the Music Department. One of 
the quietest members of our class, he is nevertheless known and well-liked by every- 
one. Although his plans for the future are indefinite, his quiet friendliness insures 
great success in whatever field he may choose. 

Baseball 4; Football 2; Band 2,3,4; Orchestra 2,3,4; Sassamon Staff 2; Local Music 
Festivals 2,4; Band President 4; Orchestra at Senior Play 2,3,4; New England Music 
Festival 3,4. 


"Dick" arrived at our school from Newton. Even though he has been with us for just 
this last year, he has made many friends, besides being on the Hockey and Track 
teams. After graduation he intends to go into business with his father, in the selling 

Usher at Framingham-Natick Game 4. 


Joe, with his friendly, cheerful personality, has made himself one of our most popular 
classmates. He was a top performer, both as a guard in Football and as a defenseman 
in Hockey. Although his plans for the future are indefinite, Joe should go far in 
whatever vocation he chooses. 

Football 2,3,4; Hockey 2,3,4; Executive Board 2; Sports Night 2; Eastern Mass. 
All-Star Squad 4. 


"Willie," one of the blondest members of our class, at first gives you the impression 
that she represents the quieter type, yet, on second look, you can see mischief in her 
eyes. Cynthia was a cheerleader for two years and she added both voice and color to 
that organization. "Willie" seems to be headed for State Teachers College and we 
sincerely hope she succeeds in her ambitions. 

Safety Patrol 3,4; Student Council 2; Property Committee 4; G.A.L. League 3; 
Badminton 2,3,4; Cheerleader 3,4; Executive Board 3; Art Committee for Yearbook 4; 
Decoration Committee for Junior Prom, Football Dance, Christmas Dance, Sophomore 
Dance, Valentine Dance, Sadie Hawkins Day Dance 4. 


Waldo is a firm believer in the saying "Children should be seen and not heard." 
One of our quietest members, he has no definite plans after graduation. 


RUTH ENO 1931-1949 


The faculty and students of the Natick High School were saddened by the 
announcement early in September, 1949, that Ruth Eno, one of our most 
popular classmates, had died suddenly following an operation. Her happy 
disposition and carefree manner had endeared her to all and her sudden 
passing left us all with heavy hearts as we entered our senior year. 



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Front Row: E. Hatch, M. Young, M. Griffin, J. Hughes, M. Horan, J. Johnstone, S. Luyties, Mr. 
Dietz, J. Ross, M. Krebs, L. Mallar, M. Tompkins, D. Walker, R. Baker, E. Whiteford, S. Gaston. 
Second Row: J. Greenleaf, J. McKeon, A. Tilley, C. Erickson, M. Chandler, J. Ennis, P. Dionne, 
A. Topham, M. Lalonde, B. Graham, B. Tetreault, D. Veale, M. Rogers, R. Ambrosini. Back Row: 
J. Lee, J. DeConza, H. Grogan, R. Barber, K. Frankl, E. Whalen, J. Marden, J. Wilson, N. Kane, 
J. Chilson, J. Fair, D. Norris, C. Wigglesworth, A. Sheehan, R. Fitzgerald. 

The Girls' Chorus presented entertaining programs at the Natick Woman's Club, 
Natick Catholic Woman's Club, several Parent-Teachers Association Meetings, Assembly 
Programs and concluded a successful season with a concert produced under the direction 
of Mr. Roger Dietz. 

The work of the chorus has been greatly augmented by the solo work of Ruth Barber 
and the spirit of cooperation evident among the girls who have earnestly applied them- 
selves in their desire to make us all appreciate music at its best. 

Eudora Hatch, a junior, has been the accompanist for the club. 


In spite of the fact that our orchestra is small and that we have no strings, much credit 
is due the faithful members who have supplied the music for assemblies. They like to 
refer to themselves as the "Korn Kobblers." 

Their only appearance before the townspeople came on the two nights of the Senior 
Play and at Graduation. They were assisted on these occasions by the string department 
from the Coolidge Junior High. 

Front Row: R. Enquist, R. Macintosh, R. Rogers, J. Parmenter. Back Row: Mr. Dietz, E. Hatch, 
M. Horan, P. Nelson, S. Parrinello, K. Heefner, R. Ward, H. Saum. 

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Front Row: E. Hatch, M. Young, M. Griffin, J. Hughes, M. Horan, J. Johnstone, S. Luyties, Mr. 
Dietz, J. Ross, M. Krebs, M. Tompkins, D. Walker, R. Baker, E. Whiteford, S. Gaston. Second 
Row: S. Parrinello, J. Greenleaf, J. McKeon, A. Tilley, C. Erickson, M. Chandler, J. Ennis, P. 
Dionne, A. Topham, M. Lalonde, B. Graham, B. Tetreault, D. Veale, M. Rogers, R. Ambrosini, 
E. Thorsen. Third Row: J. Lee, J. Deconza, H. Grogan, R. Barber, K. Frankl, E. Whalen, J. 
Marden, J. Wilson, N. Kane, J. Chilson, J. Fair, D. Norris, C. Wigglesworth, A. Sheehan, R. 
Fitzgerald. Back Row: F. Burns, P. Parrinello, R. Green, H. Grady, J. Leavitt, A. Ellis, R. Enquist, 
R. Valle, R. Higgins, D. Butters, R. Rice, P. Lane, J. White. 

The Boys' Club, a small group, have enjoyed a well-planned year, bringing out some 
excellent musical talent. This group were enthusiastically received at several assemblies. 
The success of the group has been due to the hours of arduous work and the desire to 
achieve. The recording of voices, a new theory in voice instruction, produced the desire 
for constant improvement. 

A selected group was chosen by Mr. Dietz to appear in the Christmas program. The 
soloists were: Dianne Norris, Ruth Barber, Lois Mallar, Priscilla French, Marcia Tomp- 
kins, Ruth Baker, Henry Grady, Salvy Parrinello, Richard Green, Richard Enquist, 
Robert Valle, and Donald Butters. The accompanists were Patsy Parrinello and Miss 
Priscilla Huse, elementary music teacher. 

Front Row: S. Luyties, C. Christie, J. Urquhart, J. Johnstone. Second Row: Mr. Dietz, F. Goodall, 
J. Green, P. Parrinello, Miss Shannon. 

Front Row: C. Colburn, L. Feldman, J. Fair, M. Drew, A. Joyce. Second Row: S. Kent, R. Cochran, 
A. Furman, G. Talbot, S. SDooner, Mrs. Demeritt, Coach. Third Row: P. Parinello, J. Rock, D. 

l^Yieiodi^ ^one$" — 1950 Senior f^lay 

On Thursday and Friday evenings, April 13 and 14, Natick had the opportunity of 
meeting the Jones family, at the Coolidge Junior High School, and witnessing some of 
the ups and downs of the Jones family life, which those present seemed to enjoy to the 
utmost. This was made possible through the three-act play, "Melody Jones," written by 
Nathan and Ruth Hale. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jones (Donald Pacifici and Mary Drew) had a most winsome daughter, 
Melody— Joanne Fair— who tried to persuade her over-studious, rather cynical college-age 
brother Leon (Anatol Furman) to be more human. When Melody's attractive 4-H 
instructor Kathy Richards (Carolyn Colburn) appeared on the scene, Melody had no 
need for further effort along that line. 

Melody's cousin, Elaine Walkins (Lois Feldman) herself a very personable but sophis- 
ticated young lady, was envious of Melody's popularity and decided to do something to 


offset it, even to announcing at a surprise party that Melody was adopted, which Melody 
had never known. When Melody disappeared from home as a result of this announce- 
ment, Elaine's mother (Sheila Spooner ) thought Elaine could do no wrong; but the 
high-school crowd had little use for Elaine or for Francie Wilkes (Shirley Kent) the 
"southern belle" who helped Elaine in her plot, until Elaine publicly apologized. Then 
Melody returned home, to be taken to the Junior Prom by Gary Boyd ( Bob Cochran ) 
the popular athlete, while "Stretch" Appleby (Joe Rock) escorted Elaine, and be- 
spectacled Kenneth Carpenter (Geoffrey Talbot) presented Melody's chum, Jennifer 
Abbey (Ann Joyce) with her first orchid. Even Leon and Kathy went to the Prom, so 
that the only one without a partner was Leon's college friend, Bruce Butler (Patsy 
Parrinello) a notorious ladies' man. This all added up to a most enjoyable evening on 
both sides of the footlight. 


1. William Linane, 2. Joyce Howe, 3. Evelyn Fitzpatrick, 4. Stanyan Lupien, 5. Freeman Good, 
6. Richard Rock, 7. Roy Carlson, 8. Beverly Ross, 9. Mary Chala, 10. Sylvia Syrbich, 11. Doris 
Dukes, 12. Jane & Joan Hughes, 13. Scott Heckendorn, 14. Albert Troia, 15. Colette Powers, 
16. Anne Crowe, 17. Mary Drew, 18. Robert Goodall, 19. Sheila Spooner, 20. Audrey Schmidt, 
21. Barbara Cella, 22. Charles Christie, 23. Frances Mannericho, 24. Madeline Garvey, 25. Theresa 
Burbey, 26. Phyllis Dionne, 27. Alberta Parsons, 28. Mary Jane Boudreau, 29. Jean McGowan, 
30. Dolores Luyties, 31. Joan Huwe, 32. Cynthia Williams, 33. Ruth Barber, 34. Betty Scholl, 
35. Barbara Fortini, 36. Joseph Rock. 


Front Row: F. Mailhoit P. Byrne, M. Shaldone, E. McNeil, H. Babcock, N. Hewitt, C. Anderson, 
J. Howe, J. Harris, F. Mannericho. Second Row: Mr. Dietz, B. Fortini, M. Cashman, G. Chandler, 
D. Crain, M. Horan, V. Blumenthal, A. Maaisocas, J. Bisch, A. Webb, J. MacGregor, D. Ward. 
Third Row: R. Garvey, W. Mabee, J. Meymaris, D. Arsenault, D. Butler, C. Woods, P. French, 
C. Heers, R. Enquist. Fourth Row: P. Parrinello, E. Hatch, E. Meymaris. K. Jacobson, M. Legge, 
G. Prior, J. Parmenter. Fifth Row: R. Rice, R. Rogers, R. Macintosh, K. Heefner. Back Row: 
P. Montgomery, R. Bowman. 

The members of the band like to feel they had a part 
in the winning of the Class C Championship by our famous 
football team by playing for the games. The band also par- 
ticipated in the Armistice Day and Memorial Day parades. 
They also took an active part in the Transfer of Flags 
Ceremony at the theatre in May. 

This year we were again honored by an invitation to the 
annual celebration of High School Day at Boston Uni- 

Our Officers: President, Richard Ward; Vice President, 
Keith Heefner; Secretary, Helen Babcock; and Treasurer, 
Richard Enquist. 




Front Row: W. Montgomery, S. Heckendorn, J. White, F. Brenneman, R. Goodall, R. Rock, R. 
Cochran. Back Row: T. Piers, J. Kane, C. Sticka, J. Crisafulli. 


Another champion for the "Home of Champions." For the first time in the history 
of the school we have had an undefeated and untied football team. This year's team won 
every honor possible— State Class "C" Champions, Midland League Champions, and 
"Champions of Washington." Our 1949 team will never be forgotten; it will always be 
remembered by the students and the loyal Natick supporters as the best team ever. 

Coaches, McManus, Slamin, Carroll 

Front Row: S. Heckendorn, J. White, F. Brenneman, C. Sticka, J. Crisafulli, J. Kane, W. Mont- 
gomery, T. Piers, R. Goodall, R. Rock, W. Linane, R. Cochran, R. Zanibone. Second Row: 
C. Tutuny, A. Troia, R. Montagna, J. Indelicato, D. Barber, H. Hedderig, J. Rock, P. Russell, J. 
Quilty, C. Bassett, J. White, R. Taylor, C. Slamin. Third Row: D. Mathews, W. Powell, M. Carey, 
W. Thomas, R. Higgins, R. Valle, R. Green, R. Spinazola, D. Porter, R. Woods, W. Seeley, F. 
Byers. Fourth Row: W. Efthim, T. Curley, B. Higgins, D. Hubbard, A. Nattichione, F. Goodall, 
G. Finlay, M. Woodsum, G. Wardwell, D. Murphy, J. Sheehan, D. LaPage. Fifth Row: W. Wright, 
W. Higgins, T. Bache, P. Lane, W. Wilson, B. Cashman, J. Kadlik, D. Grady, R. Augustini. 
Coaches Carroll, Slamin, Faculty Manager, Carey, Coach McManus. 

This team will be used as the measuring stick of perfection for all future teams. Natick 
started the season with only three boys who started the previous Fxamingham game. 
However, Coach Slamin quickly and effectively built this team into a championship one. 
In quick succession, Clinton, Milford, Wellesley, Needham, and Marlboro were defeated 
by the "Champs." They continued on to defeat Maynard, Norwood, and Hudson. A 
perfect gridiron season was climaxed when we defeated our Turkey Day rival, Framing- 
ham, 39-0, for the largest score in the past half century. As a result of this superlative 
record the townspeople raised $5000 in only three hours' time to send the entire squad 
and coaches on an educational trip to Washington. For this show of enthusiasm and 
spirit the squad and coaches are most humble and pleased. Credit is due to all the boys 
on the team, especially the seniors: Ted Piers, Al Troia, Dick Rock, Joe Kane, Bob 
Cochran, John Crisafulli, Roily Taylor, Wally Montgomery, Phil Russell, Joe White, Bob 
Goodall, Bill Linane, Fred Brennaman, Scott Heckendorn, Joe Rock, Bill Seeley, Tom 
Bache, Hanson Hedderig, and managers Charlie Slamin, Billy Efthim, and Don Mathews. 

Orchids to coaches Slamin, Carroll, and McManus for the part they had in making 
1949 a memorable football season. 

The vastly improved hockey sextet closed the 49-50 season with a respectable record 
of 6 wins, 1 loss, and 3 ties. 

Although most hockey fans did not believe Mr. Carroll could produce a winning team 
this season, they were surprised to see the squad edged out from capturing the Eastern 
Mass Crown in the final playoff encounter. Co-Captains Bob Cochran and Dick Murphy 


Front Row: G. Morgan, T. Curley, R. Murphy, R. Cochran, J. White, R. Carlson. Second Row: 
D. Griffith, R. Ames, C. Tutuny, R. Ellis, J. Quilty, P. Gassett, H. Grady, R. Griffith, Mr. Carroll. 
Back Row: P. Stone, J. Hadlick, J. Carter, G. Finlay, J. White, D. Mathews, S. Parrinello. 

led the squad throughout the campaign, while Joe White and Roy Carlson proved 
invincible at the defensive positions. Juniors George Morgan and Tom Curley were the 
league's leading scorers. The entire first team was elected to the All Star Team. Bob 
Cochran, who did a great job as net-guardian, received the Ralph Howard, Jr. trophy. 

Other seniors who saw action during the season were Don Mathews, Ray Ames, and 
Charles Slamin. 

Next year's team should be as good as this year's club, if not better, since there are 
many veterans returning. 

Tom Curley and Charles Tutuny were elected to serve as Co-Captains next year. 

This year's team completed the season with a record of six wins and eight losses. 
The lessons learned by the more than twenty undergraduates should be very valuable in 
shaping next year's team. 

The seniors of the squad, Christie, Troia, Trask, Montgomery, Rock and Crisafulli, 
all played their hardest both at practice and in the games. Both Christie and Troia were 

admired by visiting coaches very often for their steady play. Captain Christie also proved 
an excellent leader throughout the entire season. 

Front Row: J. Crisafulli, C. Sticka, J. Rock, C. Christie, R. Trask, R. Montagna, A. Troia, Mr. F. 
Carey. Second Row: P. Parnnello, f. Cicarelli, D. Butters, D. Hubbard, J. Roberts, R. Valle, 
Higgins, R. Zanibone, E. LaLonde. Back Row: M. Gianetti, A. Zaltas, C. Colburn, D. Barber, R. 
Strange, G. Genova, R. Porter, R. Bartone, R. Leeks. 

The sophomores and juniors gave a good account of themselves on all occasions. In 
the final game of the year against Framingham four juniors were pressed into service 
due to injuries to Captain Christie and Trask. 

Michael Gianetti and Richard Zanibone were elected co-captains for next year and 
Coach Francis Carey is looking forward to producing a championship team. 

The Natick High School Track Squad, led by Captain Ted Piers, completed a most 
successful winter season. In addition to winning a dual meet with Norwood the squad 
participated at the Boston Garden in the Northeastern University Track Games, the 
Greater Boston Meet, and the State Meet. In the latter they missed winning the state 
class championship by five points, placing second among 22 schools. Medals were won 


Front Row: F. Scagnelli, R. Ames, R. Higgins, J. Indelicato, W. Linane, R. Rock, J. Crisafulli, M. 
Carroll, D. Murphy. Second Row: F. Good, R. Belisle, G. Howard, H. Hedderig, G. Read, T. Piers, 
I. Enstrom, H. Grady, W. Higgins, J. White, Mr. Carey. Third Row: L. Finch, J. Murphy, D. 
Marvin, R. Mahoney, B. Marshall, A. Lane, J. Leavitt, P. Montgomery. 

by Captain Piers in the 300 yard run, Mitchell Carroll winner of the 600 yard run, 
Don Marcone (who set a new record) and Henry Grady in the 1000 yard run, Ray 
Ames in the mile, George Howard and Hanson Hedderig, who won the 45 yard high 
hurdles, and Curtis Read in the high jump. 

In the G.B.I. Meet John Indelicato was a medalist in the 300 yard run, and Ivan 
Enstrom set a new record in the mile run. The championship relay team of Captain 
Piers, John Crisafulli, Mitchell Carroll, and John Indelicato were also medal winners 
in the New England Invitational Relays. Fran Scagnelli was the manager of the squad. 

Back Row: G. Finlay, R. Valle, J. Leavitt, G. Morgan, W. Montgomery, R. Vangel. Second Row: 
P. Dowst, R. Greene, R. Ellis, H. Grady, C Sticka, J. Indelicato, P. Hunter, J. White, Mr. Marso. 
Front Row : R. Flynn, R. Dowd, R. Spinazola, P. Lane, A. Troia, M. Gianetti, T. Curley, D. Butters. 

At this writing the 1950 edition of the Natick High School baseball 
team has played only two of the fourteen games scheduled in the fast 
Bay State League. In the two games Natick has defeated both Dedham 
and Norwood handily, and indications point to a fairly successful season. 
This team is heavily laden with juniors, posting juniors in every position 
save pitcher where two seniors, Wallace Montgomery and Albert Troia 
hold forth. In defeating Dedham 12-1 the team showed plenty of power 
with the stick, which might bear fruit in contests to follow. On the 
mound, Wallace Montgomery, Albert Troia, John Leavitt and Ralph 
Vangel should carry the burden, supported by Don Butters as catcher, 
Henry Grady as First Baseman, Duke Curley as Second Baseman, George 
Finlay taking care of the shortfield, and Charles Sticka guardian of the 
"hot" corner. 

In the outfield Junie Gianetti in left, Johnnie Indelicato in center and 
George Morgan in right completes the first team at present. Pressing the 
regulars for jobs are Ronnie Ellis, a very impressive looking sophomore, 
Ronnie Flynn, Ronald Spinazola, Danny Bartone, Robert Vallee, Peter 
Lane, Ray Dowd and Dick Trask. Time alone will reveal just how good 
this team will be. This year's Captain is Albert Troia who is serving his 
second successive year in that capacity, ably assisted by Payson Dowst, 
senior manager, who has been of great value in taking care of the number- 
less small tasks that are a must. 

Wallace Montgomery 

Albert Troia 

Front Row: C. Williams, L. Feldman, J. Lee, M. Drew, M. Pacifici. Back Row: H. Grogan, 
J. Christie, L. Blandin, N. Kane, J. Hughes. 


The cheerleaders feel they had a part in the winning of the Class C Championship 
by our football squad, for without their support and encouragement the team might not 
have fought so hard for victory. 

Under the capable leadership of June Lee the girls made a creditable showing at all 
the games. Their performance at the Thanksgiving Game was particularly spectacular. 



Front Row: E. Whiteford, D. Hanna, H. Alcock, M. Pacirici, J. Thibeault, J. Goss, M. Garvey, P. 
Ross. Second Row: B. Finlay, J. White, P. French, E. Lynch, E. Erskine, E. Givone, L. Shaldone, 
C. Eldridge, A. Joyce, C. Kent, Miss Tillson. Back Row: M. Leavitt, P. Drew, C. Macomber, F. 
Wright, D. Hayes, M. Chandler, E. Fessenden, G. Branagan, B. Garvey. 

Basketball season opened with a bang. Practice sessions were held on Monday, Tues- 
day, and Wednesday of each week, and all games were played on Thursday and Friday 
with many candidates from all classes reporting. The season was pretty good for most 
of the teams with the seniors tieing their last game at Norwood and losing to Wellesley 
and Needham. The juniors did a little better than the seniors, losing one and winning 
two. The sopohomores were about the same as we seniors, but we feel sure that they 
will have one of the best teams next year. 

Players on the teams were as follows: 


Marilyn Pacific, Co-Captain 
Jackie Thibault, Co-Captain 
Jean Goss 
Helen Alcock 

L. Shaldone 

L. Whiteford, Captain 

B. Finley 

G. Branagan 

F. Wright, Captain 

M. Chandler 

C. Drew 

E. Fessenden 



D. Hayes 

Lois Capen 
Ann Joyce 
Diane Hanna 
Maddy Garvey 

E. Givone 
C. Eldridge 
P. French 

E. Lynch 
B. Garvey 
J. White 
M. Leavitt 
M. L. Rogers 


Front Row: M. Pacific, H. Alcock, J. Thibeault, J. Goss, D. Hanna, M. Garvey. Second Row: Miss 
Tillson, C. Kent, E. Givone, E. Erskine, L. Shaldone, E. Whiteford, C. Eldridge, S. Rafuse. Back 
Row: P. Ross, M. Leavitt, L. Graham, F. Wright, M. Home, J. White, G. Branagan, M. Rogers, 
B. Garvey. 

The girls' field hockey team had a very lively season. When Miss Tillson called hockey 
practice, in spite of the record-breaking hot weather, a very enthusiastic group of seniors, 
juniors, and sophomores turned out to participate in the game. 

The following were elected to the team: J. Thiebault, l.w.; E. Whiteford, Li.; M. 
Leavitt, c.f.; D. Hanna, r.r.; M. Pacifici, r.ww.; M. Rogers, l.h.; H. Alcock, c.h.; E. Givone, 
r.h.; J. Goss, Lb.; M. Garvey, r.b.; and C. Eldridge, g. 

The girls elected spirited Jackie Thibeault as their captain and Claire Eldridge as 
manager. Claire also played a remarkable game as goalie throughout the season. 

Although the team's record shows only two victories, it cannot possibly show the great 
spirit with which the girls played. Captain Thibeault offered a chocolate frappe as a 
reward for every goal scored at Concord. Unfortunately no one collected the frappe, but 
the team went on to win the next two games by scores of 1 to and 4 to 1. 





Natick 14 

Natick 34 

Natick 24 

Natick 33 

Natick 13 

Natick 25 

Natick 34 

Natick 26 

Natick 39 

WINS - 9 



Wellesley 7 

Need ham 14 

Marlboro 7 

Maynard 6 


Hudson 6 





Natick 1 

Natick 3 




Hudson 2 

Lexington 1 


Brookline 2 

Wakefield 2 


Somerville 4 


Brookline 1 

Wakefield 2 

Dedham 2 

LOSSES - 1 TIES - 3 






Tuesday, April 1 1 — Natick at Dedham 




Friday, April 14 — Natick at Milton 





Tuesday, April 25 — Natick at Norwood 





Friday, April 28 — Natick at Walpole 




Tuesday, May 2 — Natick at Needham 




Friday, May 5 — Wellesley at Natick 





Tuesday, May 9 — Framingham at Natick 





Tuesday, May 12 — Dedham at Natick 




Tuesday, May 16 — Milton at Natick 



Norwood (o'time). 


Friday, May 19 — Norwood at Natick 





Tuesday, May 23 — Walpole at Natick 





Friday, May 26 — Needham at Natick 





Monday, May 29 — Natick at Wellesley 




Friday, June 2 — Natick at Framingham 

Captain — Albert Troia 


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All games will start at 3 P.M.